Issue details

Leeds City Council Energy Strategy

Approval of a new energy strategy for the Council including decisions to:

·  procure new contracts or a single contract (including authority to spend) for the ongoing supply of gas and electricity to the Council to follow on from the planned expiry of the existing contracts on 31st March 2024;

·  procure a medium to long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) with a renewable energy generator for the purchase of electricity as part of the Council’s strategy to achieve net zero carbon from its activities;

·  commit to delivering a targeted percentage of the Council’s electricity to be supplied through locally based renewables generation;

·  amend the Council’s energy purchasing strategy to allow increased forward hedging of energy prices;

·  adopt sustainable design principles for all new builds commissioned by the Council to increase energy efficiency and reduce carbon.


Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Financial Impact>£500K;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 11/01/2022

Decision due: 9 Feb 2022 by Executive Board

Lead director: Director of Resources

Department: Resources

Contact: Polly Cook, Chief Officer Sustainable Energy and Air Quality 01133785845 Email:

Consultation process

Consultation will take place via scheduled meetings with the Director of Resources


Director of Resources

Portfolio Holder: Cllr Debra Coupar, Executive Member (Resources) Cllr Helen Hayden, Executive Member (Infrastructure & Climate)


Agenda items


  • The report to be issued to the decision maker with the agenda for the meeting