Homes as Energy Systems (HaES) – Greater Manchester
The ‘Homes as Energy Systems’ (HAES) project is costing in total £10.4m, with £5.2m being contributed by the European Regional Development Fund. Led by Procure Plus, it brings together two GM social landlords and other regional institutions and businesses to overcome the energy ‘trilemma’ of growing electricity demand, increased intermittent renewable energy generation and a local energy network already under stress, which the GM city region faces today.
In responding to the European Regional Development Fund call for submissions, issued by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, the project had to demonstrate that it delivered against GM’s strategic low carbon aims including its Climate Change and Low Emission Strategy. Furthermore, by enabling a transition to a ‘low carbon’ electricity network in GM, HAES will directly support the Mayor of GM Andy Burnham’s aspirations for the City Region, namely the pledge to become a carbon neutral city region by 2038.
We are actively recruiting Members for this project, see here for info.