Investment will support Greater Manchester’s ambitions to achieve net carbon neutrality by 2038
Energy regulator Ofgem has announced millions of pounds in funding for low carbon projects in Greater Manchester.
The funding is part of a £300m investment for over 200 low carbon projects to get Britain ready for more electric transport and heat.
It will support Greater Manchester’s ambitions to achieve net carbon neutrality by 2038.
Electricity North West submitted 11 successful proposals at a total investment value of £20.8m.
Greater Manchester projects are:
• Greater Manchester electric heating enabler (£2.5m): investment to support programme of reinforcement work and service unlooping to accommodate additional Low Carbon Technology connections arising from GMCA’s 2038 net-zero targets, including installation of heat pumps into social housing estates and high occupancy residential buildings.
• Heywood Birch area strategic reinforcement (£0.7m): laying 2 x 4km cables to increase network capacity and help facilitate new connections, including Electric Vehicle (EV) charging at Birch MSA and future low carbon technologies around Birch Business Park.
• Ancoats and Eastlands (£0.78m): investment in 6.6kV cable from the expanded Eastlands primary substation towards New Islington to increase network capacity for local economic development plans.
Electricity North West will also use the funding to upgrade monitoring of electricity substations and network reinforcement for EV charging hubs.