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WP2 Manchester Local Area Energy Strategy: Greater Manchester Spatial Energy Plan: Evidence Base Study


Citation Energy Systems Catapult WP2 Manchester Local Area Energy Strategy: Greater Manchester Spatial Energy Plan: Evidence Base Study, ETI, 2016. https://doi.org/10.5286/UKERC.EDC.000575.
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Author(s) Energy Systems Catapult
Project partner(s) Energy Systems Catapult
Publisher ETI
DOI https://doi.org/10.5286/UKERC.EDC.000575
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Associated Project(s) ETI-SS9007: Smart Systems and Heat (SSH) Programme - Manchester Local Area Energy Strategy
Associated Dataset(s) No associated datasets
Abstract The Spatial Energy Plan for Greater Manchester Combined Authority project was commissioned as part of the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) Smart Systems and Heat Programme and undertaken through collaboration between the Greater Manchester Combined Authority and the Energy Systems Catapult. The study has consolidated the significant data and existing evidence relating to the local energy system to provide a platform for future energy planning in the region and the development of suitable policies within the emerging spatial planning framework for Greater Manchester.

There is a significant potential for local decarbonisation of heat in GM, however, this will require an understanding of the existing buildings and energy networks as well as local priorities and constraints which might influence future low carbon pathways for homes and buildings. This report summarises the largerEvidence Base Study to report on the current and future energy demand and existing energy systems within Greater Manchester, and provides a simple high level overview of the opportunities and challenges for low carbon transition over the lifetime of the GMSF to 2035, and ultimately beyond to 2050.