Together Energy – the Scottish energy company in which Warrington has an £18 million stake – is to take part in a ground-breaking project to design a Smart Local Energy System to generate energy savings for customers.
Rewire-NW will be piloted in Warrington but has the potential to be rolled out to other parts of the UK in the future.
By using 5G and data-centric intelligence, the project will look at ways to drive the local energy systems towards lower costs and lower carbon emissions.
Working with 11 other partners from the energy industry, local government, charity and academia, the two year project has received £2.8m with 50 per cent funding from the UK Research and Innovation national funding agency and 50 per cent funding from the partners.
Led by community energy and sustainability charity, Pure Leapfrog, the project will assess ways of optimising the current energy infrastructure in Warrington. This will include average cost savings of 25 per cent and meet the Fifth Carbon Budget target to reduce the UK’s greenhouse emissions. It forms part of a green revolution that will see the energy consumed in the UK getting closer to zero carbon, as well as reducing in cost and being easier to access.