01 November 2010
TEC is delighted to report on its success in the last round of Higher Education Funding Council for England ("HEFCE") LGM funding grant applications. £50,000 has been awarded by the HEFCE and TEC has agreed matching funding. We are embarking on a major study for the education sector which we hope that, once completed, will prove to be an essential guide for best practice renewable generation and be a knowledge hub for renewable generation projects in the future. We shall build the report based not only upon lessons learned so far with the various renewable technologies but also using the most up-to-date technologies. Resulting from these, the latest cost in service benefits and the prospect of the advantages of feed-in tariffs as a way forward for capital funding will be explored. We also plan to fully collaborate with the The Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges ("EAUC") with this project in order to lever out maximum technological benefit and not least LA/CC planning constraints for HE and how these may be best managed and overcome. We expect publication of the report to be in the spring of 2011, so keep a watchful eye on TEC`s web page for progress We were also delighted that the University of Liverpool has agreed to be the host institution for the HEFCE grant. Lastly, we are extremely appreciative of Derry Caleb (Chair of the AUDE) Executive and Director of Estates University of Surrey and his contribution in helping TEC with the structuring of the funding bid"
See the report on the HEFCE website:
With best wishes.
Chief Executive, The Energy Consortium.