The Energy Sector relates to the production and supply of energy. Renewable energy is generally defined as energy that comes from resources which are naturally replenished on a human timescale such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, and waves. Renewable energy replaces conventional fuels in four distinct areas, electricity generation, air and water heating/cooling, motor fuels, and rural (off-grid) energy services.
The Energy Sector is very closely linked with engineering, manufacturing and ports & logistic sectors.
There are over
Employed in this sector in the Humber
This accounts for over
Of employment in the region
Did You Know?
Labour demand across the energy and infrastructure sectors will be significant, totaling around
Of the world’s largest wind farms are on our doorstep and form some of the largest engineering projects in the world
Our regions 20+ onshore wind farms providing Orsted is the world’s The offshore wind sector will need to compete against other desirable infrastructure sectors to acquire
people that will need to be employed by 2032
The Humber is No 1 in the UK for biofuel production
The scale of our energy industry means demand is high for engineering support and top talent
1/3 of the UK’s coal and sustainable biomass comes in through the Humber to make energy
The Humber region is home to innovative tidal and wave technology Once completed the Humber Gas Tunnel will carry 1/5 of the UK’s gas supply to millions of homeshomes
Will there be opportunities available?
Labour demand across the Energy and Infrastructure sectors will be significant totally around
by 2024, this includes 160,000 new jobs and replacing 600,000 people due to retirement
The £200m ENERGY WORKS plant in Hull is the largest privately-funded power station of its kind; once operational it will power
Renewable energy is a relatively new and rapidly changing sector, generating considerable ongoing investment and development, and the current labour market is starting to reflect this.