Southend On Sea Borough Council

TDr. Terence M Lewis Msc,Bsc, Ema (Energyst Consulting Founder) was appointed to advise and supporting Southend-on-Sea Borough Council on their lo-carbon & smart city agenda.

The key achievements are :- Over 35,000 tonnes of CO2 reduction, this alone is worth £700,000 of income and savings to the council.

The £19 million energy projects investment :-LED Street Lighting, Pilot Holistic LoCarbon energy saving projects at Temple Sutton School, Southend Adult Community College plus additional schools and Council buildings across the borough. Feasibility studies into tidal/wave energy below the pier including a floating solar array alongside the pier.

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