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:
Repowering the Black Country
Leading 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 is 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.
Reform of the UK approach to fuel poverty alleviation
Camirus supported successful efforts of devolved and local authorities in England secure a greater role in targeting and managing public investments to alleviate fuel poverty. In particular, we worked with Energy Capital West Midlands and SHAP to develop proposals for a more customer-centred, targeted approach which could be quickly and flexibly implemented across England in the wake of Covid-19.