Midlands Energy Hub

Case Study

The Challenge

Midlands Energy Hub commissioned Cenex to determine potential transport and energy hub locations across the Midlands Region to form the backbone of a Midlands-wide charging and fuelling network.

The Development

A set of 5 required and 5 ideal criteria were agreed and applied to a suite of open-access datasets and stakeholder input to create a longlist of 50 potential sites across the region. Each site was evaluated in detail against weighted combinations of the agreed criteria to produce a shortlist of the top-three ranked sites by LEP.

A further round of analysis took a regional perspective to mitigate the risk that a LEP-by-LEP view may not distribute sites as evenly as a holistic analysis.

The Results

Bringing the two analyses together produced a list of 11 sites which could form the backbone of a growing set of hubs across the whole Midlands with at least one priority site in each LEP.

A short report containing maps by LEP and of the sites across the whole region was delivered and accepted by the client.