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Local leaders unite with utility retailers to propel North East net zero agenda

More than 40 people attended the Energy and Water event at Durham Cricket Club. This photo displays a room of people watching two speakers present a slideshow.

North East and Tees Valley local authorities joined forces with utility suppliers for an innovative event focusing on advancing the net zero agenda.

Hosted by public buying organisation NEPO, the collaborative event explored solutions to decarbonisation and signifies a crucial step towards paving the way for a sustainable future for the region.

More than 40 energy specialists and sustainability experts were in attendance from NEPO’s 12 Member Authorities, with delegates hearing from Wave, Corona Energy, EDF, Urbanomy and Dalkia about the work they are doing to help public sector customers reach their net zero goals.

Laura Kyle, energy lead at NEPO, said: “It was fantastic to see such a strong turnout from our Member Authorities, giving us the opportunity to bring together key experts from the region with our energy and water suppliers. Collaborative procurement is central in working towards creating a more sustainable region, together we can provide value-for-money, compliant and greener solutions to public sector energy needs."

Taking place at Durham Cricket Club, delegates were informed by NEPO’s energy and water suppliers about their initiatives concerning carbon savings, decarbonisation and the role of AI in advancing the journey towards net zero.

All of NEPO's Energy and Water solutions are available to any public sector organisation under our Associate Membership. It's completely free to register, find out more here.