A holistic energy strategy for Transport for London

An energy strategy involving a comprehensive asset review and broad inter-departmental stakeholder engagement.

The project

ep group developed an estate-wide energy and electric transport strategy for Transport for London (TfL), including advice on net zero strategies and energy efficiency finance.

The strategy incorporates behind-the-meter and grid-scale energy efficiency, demand management and generation initiatives across London being combined at unprecedented scale, along with new strategies to optimise the use of TfL’s electrical infrastructure and sourcing clean energy via Power Purchase Agreements.  The goal is to make TfL a global leader in surface transport electrification. 

ep group consultants conducted a comprehensive estate-wide asset review and stakeholder engagement over a three-month engagement, which was developed into full strategy and now underpins the work of TfL’s Energy Projects Division.

Desired outcomes

An energy strategy that creates substantial cost savings and a transformational reduction in emissions, incorporating operations, land and planning, buildings and energy purchasing.


The challenge?

Identifying and mapping the array of energy projects already underway across TfL

Rapidly evaluating and benchmarking existing and prospective projects against targets, synthesising a set of recommended options


How did we help?

  • Challenging assumptions and facilitating inter-departmental knowledge sharing
  • Identifying synergies between energy projects
  • Technical and financial subject-matter expertise


What were the benefits?

A clear ‘ask’ to establish a team to focus on cross-departmental energy project development

Contact us to learn more about our work in net zero strategies and how to finance them

Our team

Alex has been an entrepreneur in the clean energy sector for around 15 years. He founded respected energy analytics business EEVS Insight in 2011 and has led a number of consultancy teams, advising corporate and public sector clients on energy strategies and developing innovative business models that make sense of energy efficiency. Alex holds a Masters degree in electrical engineering from Imperial College London and an MBA from Ashridge Business School, and is a Chartered Engineer. Alex has spent his entire career trying to address climate change, which he views as an unprecedented opportunity for creating a better, more equitable world. 

Matt is a public speaker and a lifelong sustainability practitioner in the net zero and circular economy, with experience working in both corporates and SMEs. He built a sustainability and energy services business for a FTSE100 to deliver energy efficiency, renewables, and resource recovery projects for a variety of public and private sector clients. He was involved in putting the Zero Waste concept into practice in New Zealand in the 1990’s and from his first job with Greenpeace, he has maintained a passion for sustainability with a goal of making it mainstream.