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?
The Humber is leading the UK renewables sector with over
Pounds being invested through Siemens, Able, ABP and the development of Greenport Hull
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
UK homes with power
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
Turbines made in the Humber means a wider supply chain of manufacturers; repair and maintenance contractors will be located in the area which will lead to a cluster of renewable companies in the Humber
The Humber region is home to innovative tidal and wave technology
Will there be opportunities available?
By 2020 Yorkshire and the Humber will have
Offshore wind jobs, 750 onshore wind jobs and250 wave & tidal power jobs.
The worlds biggest offshore wind farm will be built in the Humber Region creating
Jobs in the region
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.
The renewable energy sector will be the single biggest influence on the local economy for generations, creating thousands of new jobs along with a wealth of opportunity for local people and businesses.
Employment trends for the Humber show that this is an increasing sector for employment