Recent Projects

Recent Projects

Camirus works in partnership with private, public and research organisations across the UK. All of our projects are about accelerating the transition to a net zero economy. We focus particularly on clean growth, industrial decarbonisation and ‘whole system’ approaches to transforming the energy system. 

Significant projects we have worked on include:


Project Indus

Camirus worked in  partnership with UK Power Networks, Ameresco, Peterborough City Council, M3MAS and Guidehouse to explore the scope for industrial decarbonisation in East Anglia and London, applying models developed under the Repowering Project in the Black Country.


West Midlands Industrial Energy Taskforce

Camirus chaired the West Midlands Industrial Energy Taskforce from 2022-2023, established by the Mayor, Andy Street, to identify and recommend urgent interventions to mitigate the impact of rapidly rising energy costs on the industrial base of the region. 

The task force included leading industrialists and trade associations and took evidence from energy companies, government, regulators and manufacturers. It undertook monthly surveys and was successful in securing £35M of subsidy for energy intense companies in the region over the ten months in which it operated.

The final report is available here.


Repowering the Black Country

Led a £2M collaborative project with the Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership and partners including Loughborough University, the University of Birmingham, CR Plus, Pro Enviro, District Eating, Kew Technology and WMG to develop and implement a roadmap for decarbonising the Black Country industrial cluster by 2040.

Repowering the Black Country is developing a vision of complementary local industrial ecosystems and low carbon energy supply hubs, building on the Black Country’s 250 year history of innovation in energy and industry.   

This project was part-funded by UKRI through their Industrial Clusters Decarbonisation Programme.  


Regional Energy Systems Operator

A two year, £3M  project in partnership with Coventry City Council, Energy Capital, Enzen, Electron, Western Power Distribution, Cadent Gas, and the universities of Warwick and Birmingham to design a smart, low carbon energy infrastructure for Coventry.

Camirus developed this project and led the design of the governance and organisation for the proposed smart local energy system design. In particular the project explored the potential for local energy markets in the UK, and opportunities to improve the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of city-scale energy infrastructure planning and management by giving local authorities the resources and powers they need to work effectively with the energy network operators and contribute to the national energy system transition.  

This project was part-funded by Innovate UK through their Prospering from the Energy Revolution Programme.


Energy Capital

Camirus was the prime mover behind the establishment of Energy Capital in the West Midlands as the public sector body responsible for engaging constructively with the energy sector, particularly on topics such as infrastructure investment and the transition to net zero.

Camirus worked closely with Birmingham University and the Combined Authority, including recruiting the CA’s first director and chairing the board. We wrote the underlying regional energy strategy, and used excellent relationships with all West Midlands LEPs, local authorities, and energy infrastructure companies to ensure the recommendations were implemented progressively over six years.