This policy encompasses renewable energy, infrastructure and security of supply of essential commodities (i.e. affordable and resilient supply of fuels).
The main work streams within this policy are the formulation of an overarching Energy Policy for Guernsey which will inform future work in relation to the supply of hydrocarbons and the use of renewable energy.
Energy Policy Review
- The Energy Team are reviewing the current Energy Resource Plan which was published in 2011, with a view to bringing a new energy policy to the States of Guernsey in 2019. It is important that we review and update our energy policy as this will ensure that Guernsey remains up to date with the global decarbonisation trends, regulations, technologies, and industry practices. This update will guarantee that Energy Policy remains consistent and effective into the future allowing for long-term planning by government, energy providers, and individuals.
- More information can be found at www.gov.gg/energy.
Guernsey Hydrocarbons Supply Programme
- The Guernsey Hydrocarbons Supply Programme (GHSP) began in earnest in December 2016 and is intrinsically linked to Energy Policy. Phase 1a of the GHSP assessed the risks identified within the current hydrocarbons supply chain, identified Guernsey's future demand and requirements, and identified a long list of options for the future.
- A Programme Business Case will be submitted to the Portfolio office along with a Policy Letter early in 2019.
- More information can be found at www.gov.gg/fuels.
Renewable Energy Team Programme
- The Renewable Energy Team Programme will also inform and be informed by Energy Policy. It continues to research, recommend and promote the best renewable energy options for Guernsey and deliver the programme for the contribution of renewable energy to Guernsey's future energy requirements as approved by the Committee for the Environment & Infrastructure in April 2017.