We want London to have secure, affordable and low carbon energy. The Mayor’s ambition is for London to be a zero-carbon city by 2050. Generating energy locally is more efficient and helps to cut London’s carbon emissions. This is why the Mayor has established the Decentralised Energy Enabling Programme (DEEP).
DEEP - the successor project to DEPDU (Decentralised Energy Project Delivery Unit) - provides public sector intervention and support to larger-scale decentralised energy (DE) projects in London that the market is failing to develop and realise. DEEP procures strategic, technical, commercial/financial and legal advisory support services through an OJEU framework to help beneficiaries bring larger-scale DE schemes into operation. These schemes are key in significantly reducing CO2 emissions at market-competitive prices and increase renewable energy generation capacity in London.
The £3.5m-project, which is 50% funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), has established a new decentralised energy framework for the project which all public bodies within England & Wales can make use of for their own procurement activities. The framework is available to be used.
From the new framework, beneficiaries can call off services which – subject to GLA agreement – will be funded by the project. The project – running through to September 2019 - funds all work [not capital] related to DE projects from early stage heat mapping/energy master planning, taking project ideas from concept through to feasibility, business case, procurement and commercialisation.