Renewables, including solar, wind, hydroelectric, biofuels, geothermal and green hydrogen, are at the centre of the transition to a less carbon-intensive and more sustainable energy system.
We want everyone in North East Lincolnshire to benefit from a just transition.
The emergence of the Humber renewables sector, and the profile that brings to the region, provides an immediate opportunity to deliver wider benefits for our community. The council has a key role in enabling and delivering this agenda and ensuring those benefits are realised locally.
We’re open for business in North East Lincolnshire. We’ve ambitious plans to make the Humber, and Grimsby in particular, the UK capital of the renewable energy industry and deliver a low carbon economy and community, becoming less reliant on traditional sources of energy.
As part of that, we’re continuing to promote the importance of engaging beyond our boundaries and bringing influence to bear in the interests of promoting investment and confidence in the area.
Our energy aspirations
We hosted a round table discussion in London to highlight our energy aspirations to business leaders, civil servants, and key players in the industry. This was part of our work to bring a national conference on Energy to North East Lincolnshire, where we can showcase our ambition and activity to an international, national, regional, and local audience.
Offshore wind operations and maintenance is already established as a hub in Grimsby, but this is about expanding our offer, growing it, and benefiting other supply chains in the area. We’re a council and an area which is hugely willing to work to bring the benefits a successful local energy sector can deliver for local communities.
Renewable energy revolution
North East Lincolnshire has emerged as a key player in the renewable energy revolution with potential to become the UK capital of the offshore wind industry. Our vision is that by 2032, North East Lincolnshire will be nationally and internationally recognised as the UK’s leading region for low-carbon energy and the UK capital of the renewable energy industry.
Grimsby is very much front and centre in supporting wind farm development. Investments in offshore wind began around 2011 with the Lynn and Inner Dowsing windfarms and the area continues to grow as further projects are developed. Siemens, Centrica, Eon and Ørsted as owner / operators have committed to a long-term future at the Port of Grimsby and with them driving a supply chain of major manufacturers and component suppliers, support services and vessels.
Formed in 2022, Humber Marine and Renewables is the result of a merger between Team Humber Marine Alliance and Grimsby Renewables Partnership.
Both organisations believed that a collective voice would attract new investment, opportunities in the supply chain for local business and help put the region in a global spotlight. Humber Marine and Renewables has more than 200 members who benefit from the activities of the organisation and the collaborative platform it provides. The organisation is growing month on month and organises and attends regular events to provide new opportunities in the supply chain for local business and attract new investment.