Through this consultation the IET asks members to critically review the current proposals and status of the Northern Power House (NPH) and provide evidence that will shape the future of how the NPH is delivered and the benefits it will deliver.
The questions to be reviewed as part of this consultation should include:
Are the barriers (pillars) identified in the Industrial Strategy Green Paper and the NPH Strategy correct and how can they be addressed?
Is the NPH working and if not what needs to be done to move forward?
Is the current “focus” on infrastructure and influence the right focus, and if not where should this focus be?
Are there any opportunities in the North for improving supply chain leverage and connectivity across different organisations, including SMEs? This may include:
Creation of standard product and service descriptions/codes.
Utilisation of electronic market places that allow buyers and sellers to communicate and share requirements and capabilities.
Development of digital procurement portal.
Do you feel confident in reaching out to new Markets and, if not, what support and assistance is required?
The consultation process will consist of two parts:
- Consultation Part 1 : Dedicated online discussion forums have been created to allow members to submit and discuss views and evidence. 5 forums have been created, each focusing on one of the questions above. Click on the individual links above or click here to join in the discussion. - Consultation Part 2: We will schedule a discussion workshop to review the thoughts and evidence submitted and develop a submission paper.
The outputs from this consultation will be submitted as a formal Parliamentary submission to help develop and shape the future of the NPH.
You can find out more about the background of the NPH strategy below. We look forward to your input. If you have any queries in the meantime, please don't hesitate to contact Christopher Proudfoot ( email@example.com ).