Business and community energy
As well as offshore energy projects, there’s lots happening within North East Lincolnshire on land. We’re working with our partners to map the heat requirements and energy sources within our borough. We have some of the greenest power stations in the world in our boundaries. And several green energy companies have decided to base their facilities here.
We’re also working with the community to help reduce household bills and offer advice about home energy.
Phillips 66 operates the Immingham Combined Heat and Power plant, one of the greenest power stations in the world generating 730 MW of electricity. It produces electricity and creates steam, which is used by the nearby Humber and Lindsey refineries. The plant, together with the Humber refinery, is part of an ultra-low-carbon integrated energy hub.
We encourage residents to join the community switch scheme to help them benefit from lower fuel bills.
The Big Community Switch, a national scheme supported locally by North East Lincolnshire Council, in partnership with Engie and iChoosr Ltd, seeks to save people money on their energy bills.
So far more than 35,000 households have registered with their council across the country to join forces to get better deals from energy suppliers. Since the auction was held in May more than £2.5m has been saved by households that have switched supplier.
The council in partnership with ENGIE gives free and impartial advice to local residents on ways of reducing fuel bills and advising on schemes available for heating and insulation for your home. Increasing your energy efficiency at home can be easier than you think. There are plenty of ways to save energy that won’t affect your lifestyle.