William Edrich

William Edrich, Service Director – Energy, Bristol City Council

William Edrich has over 20 years of experience in the energy field, has represented the Local Government Association on energy matters at the EFRA select committee, the CBI Emission Trading Group and Innovation grants panel, working at Leeds and Kirklees Councils between 1994 and 2006.

Whilst at Kirklees Council, William wrote and implemented the domestic energy strategy and was successful in obtaining, managing and delivering around £20m in grant/support funding from a wide range of sources, resulting in the Council obtaining a number of international and national awards and the establishment of the Kirklees Warm Zone; the first UK free insulation scheme to all residents in a local authority area.

From June 2006, William was the Chief Executive of Yorkshire Energy Services, an international award winning, community interest company, in effect, a social enterprise working in the field of energy efficiency, fuel poverty and renewables.

In April 2013 William took up the exciting position of Service Director – Energy at Bristol City Council to establish a municipal energy company as well as strategically managing the delivery of the £140m ELENA programme.

My Sessions

Integrating future cities “low carbon” energy infrastructure


The UK is striving to implement low carbon city networks across the country from hydrogen cities and district heating to integrated smart energy systems. The session will address challenges and opportunities this infrastructure space presents to the investor community, assess the viability of low carbon networks roll out and ways in which it can be […]

Energy Infrastructure