A bid to reflect the diversity of Cumbria's energy sector on a Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership panel has been launched.

The nine sector panels were launched to help deliver economic growth, productivity and prosperity within their sectors.

The Clean Energy Sector Panel recently saw its remit extended beyond nuclear to the wider energy and clean growth agenda in recognition of Cumbria’s unique energy generation offer.

Now, Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership wants to ensure that the sector panel’s membership covers the diversity of Cumbria’s energy sector as effectively as possible.

Chair Dr Rebecca Weston said: “We recognise the significant opportunity for green growth and energy generation in Cumbria and want to make sure that we have effective representation on the panel to help us progress this.

“The nuclear sector is very well represented on the panel and we’re keen to exploit Cumbria’s potential right across the low carbon energy agenda, picking up on expertise across on and offshore wind, wave, tidal, biomass, hydrogen and carbon storage.

“We’re also keen to focus on transmission and network and system expertise as well as technology.

“We’re particularly keen to hear from anyone involved in those fields, who thinks that they may have something to offer as the Panel develops its work plan.”

Anyone interested in joining the panel is invited to apply by submitting their CV and a brief covering letter outlining their experience in the energy sector to Jo Lappin, chief executive of Cumbria LEP, by January 10.