The West Midlands Industrial Energy Taskforce (WMIET) are running a series of sessions, both virtual and in-person, to discuss the energy issues facing West Midlands manufacturers and debate potential mitigating solutions for the region.
These events are aimed at all manufacturing companies with sites in the West Midlands, and will provide an opportunity to share your company’s experience of the impact of the energy cost crisis on your business; to provide direct feedback to government; and to propose mitigating actions.
The WMIET was established by the Mayor and Energy Minister last year specifically to focus on the challenges for energy-exposed manufacturing businesses, and to recommend solutions that can be implemented regionally.
The bulk of each event will be devoted to open discussion and listening to input from participants. There will be two short scene-setting presentations covering the state of the energy market and possible interventions.
You should come prepared to share specific examples of how the energy crisis has affected your business. All participants will be sent a pre-event (anonymous) survey to facilitate efficient discussion on the day.
The evidence gathered at the events will be collated and fed back to the Department of Business Energy and Industrial Strategy for an immediate response. Everyone who participates in the evidence gathering events will be invited to webinars with BEIS officials to hear these responses during March.
This event is being repeated in both virtual and physical formats across the West Midlands during February and March. The physical events in the Black Country, Birmingham and Coventry will include refreshments (breakfast or light lunch). If you can’t make any of the dates offered, please feel free to contact the Taskforce direct at email@example.com.
The links to the Eventbrite pages for each of the sessions are below:
- 10th Feb, 2-4pm (virtual): https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/519780887627
- 22nd Feb, 2-4pm (virtual): https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/522516429707
- 28th Feb, 8-10am (physical, central Birmingham): https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/522520702487
- 10th March, 11am-1pm (physical, Coventry, likely the AME Centre): https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/522522467767
- 16th March, 8-10am (physical, Black Country, NMC): https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/522523571067