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.

Wind farm

There are over

Employed in this sector in the Humber

This accounts for over


Of employment in the region


Did You Know?

The £200m Energy Works plant in Hull is the largest privately-funded power stations of its kind; once operational it will power 43,000 homes

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

Once completed the Humber Gas Tunnel will carry 1/5 of the UK’s gas supply to millions of homes

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 homes

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


There will be a total labour demand of 8.7 million jobs in the UK by 2024

Over the coming years, additional projects will enter the project pipeline, meaning there is likely to be a continued need for services, people and skills during both the construction and operation phases of an offshore wind farm’s lifespan


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