What We Do
The East of England Energy Group (EEEGR) was launched on 29 March 2001 as a not-for-profit trade body to represent the energy sector and its supply chain in the East of England. Since then membership has climbed to over 300 businesses. To view a directory of our members, please click here.
EEEGR’s core programmes and projects are geared towards the sustained development of the energy industry in the East of England. We are committed to the delivery of benefits to our members, achieved through a comprehensive programme of events and industry led activities.
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EEEGR is constantly working to create the conditions that allow the energy sector in the East of England to thrive. To help us achieve this goal, we are currently focusing on the following areas:
- Working with government on the national industry strategies
- Developing Skills in the region
- Supply Chain support and development
- Formation of Special Interest Groups
- Creating the right environment for inward investment
- Export opportunities for companies in the region
- Tender and project opportunities
EEEGR delivers a comprehensive programme of events and networking opportunities for both members and non-members. EEEGR events are business focussed, with high-quality informative industry speakers, and opportunities to network with peers and build new business relationships. For further information on our events, please click here.
A large part of EEEGR’s work is helping to make links between policy-makers and our membership, ensuring the government understands the views of industry.
EEEGR’s view is that the industry needs a stable and transparent policy environment to deliver. This means industry, government and other interested groups need clarity on current regimes and future developments. To ensure the voice of the businesses in the East is heard EEEGR lobby’s government of behalf of our members and organises networking events and roundtables with government officials.
Skills for Energy is one of EEEGR's core programmes. It focuses on delivering skilled people to the industry when they need them for long term careers and ensuring the existing workforce continues to meet the industry’s needs into the future. It is centred on addressing core skills needs across all energy sectors, both technical and commercial, achieved through collaborative partnerships.
EEEGR supports businesses to help them make the most of the huge opportunities mapped out for the future of the energy industry in the East of England. We are currently facilitating a series of Supply Chain Events, which allow companies to meet with other industry businesses, network over an informal business breakfast and learn of sector opportunities for growth.
EEEGR hosts a number of Special Interest Groups (SIGs) which focus on specific areas of interest and expertise in the energy industry, through meetings focussing on presentations and interactive discussion. We currently facilitate a Decommissioning SIG and a Marine SIG. Additional areas being considered include; offshore wind, nuclear, biomass, waste to energy and wave and tidal.
EEEGR attends a number of international shows and events, in order to promote the products and services that the region has to offer. We also work closely with UKTI (UK Trade & Investment) to support our members in the region who are looking to start exporting their products and services, and assist others in strengthen their export markets.
EEEGR works closely with major companies in the region and industry to ensure that tender and project opportunities and transmitted to members. We regularly run ‘Meet the Buyer’ sessions, at which companies with upcoming opportunities for work present to those attending the event, as well as information on how to tender for the work.