Energy Strategy

Become a leading smart region

Our whole-system evaluation framework is a high quality option for cities and authorities wishing to kick-start or advance their ‘smart’ ambitions. Our analysis will develop an evidence base to support funding and investment, identify opportunities for economic growth and improved social outcomes, and provide a clear roadmap of activities targeting factors such as energy efficiency, air quality improvement and carbon reduction.

Benefits of Energy Strategy

Regional placemaking

  • Become a leading smart region
  • Deliver regional smart specialisations and job growth
  • Improve regional resilience
  • Update strategies for new technologies


  • Improve local air quality
  • Reduce emissions
  • Deliver against national and global climate change targets


  • Build the evidence base to secure new funding
  • Deliver economic stimulus through lower costs and retained local value
  • Exploit and encourage innovation
  • Future-proof the region against rising energy prices


  • Take action to address climate change
  • Reduce costs for residents and local businesses
  • Improve social outcomes e.g. fuel poverty, health and quality of life

How City Science can help

  • Provide cutting-edge, strategic energy data analytics for cities and regions
  • Use a tested whole-system energy study framework
  • Develop bespoke software, GIS, visualisation and reporting tools
  • Offer a unique combination of energy strategy, comprehensive transport modelling and sustainability master planning
  • Provide rapid and exhaustive option generation and scenario analysis
  • Drive vision to reality with a clear investment road map and practical financing options
  • Provide practical plans for real action and offer ongoing delivery support
  • Evaluate the economic benefits of energy strategies, securing widespread stakeholder buy-in
  • Offer techno-financial appraisal expertise
  • Provide bid writing and innovation funding experience

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