An overarching aim within the Energy Innovation District is to provide multi-generating assets supplying electricity directly to local industry through a District-wide micro-grid with a connection to the national transmission system – balancing supply and demand
What Can the Energy Innovation District Offer?
The delivery of microgrid across the District will see private sector investment of £40m. The intention is to provide for the phased deployment, delivering the first phase to support new development and thus generate initial business rate growth.
Additional generation and storage assets may see the delivery of a further £600m investment.
The net result would see a microgrid that could both support the national grid and provide secure, low carbon and cheaper electricity to business and ultimately local communities.