A new district to boost innovation in the energy industry has been launched in the North West.
The Energy Innovation District, believed to be the first of its kind in the UK, will see generators, manufacturers, academics and innovators join forces to find solutions to the nation’s energy challenges.
Established by Cheshire Energy Hub, the district spans from Ellesmere Port towards Runcorn.
It clusters existing and new assets in the area and aims to advance energy technologies such as heat networks, low carbon transport, electricity networks, hydrogen and energy storage.
The project is expected to help unlock more than 33,000 jobs and £7 billion in investment.
Ged Barlow, Chair of the Cheshire Energy Hub and Managing Director at C-Tech Innovation said: “The Energy Innovation District is a British first – a place where energy generators are working hand-in-hand with business to attract investment, boost productivity and increase the competitiveness of our industries.”