The Energy Live Consultancy Conference is back!

ELN is back in Manchester for the third edition of the Energy Live Consultancy Conference (ELCC) today. Nearly 300 delegates, including suppliers and TPIs, will attend the event at the Etihad Stadium, discussing the big issues facing brokers as the UK enters the period leading to the finalisation of the Brexit deal. The panel debate […]

Manchester start-up awarded £180k to clean up buildings

A Manchester-based smart energy start-up has been awarded £180,000 to develop innovative infrastructure systems for low carbon buildings. Alongside the University of Manchester, Qbots has been selected to lead the £370,000 Q-PLUS project, co-funded by Innovate UK. The project aims to decarbonise buildings by improving their energy management systems, implementing energy storage technologies and installing […]

All-electric bus rolls into Manchester

  Manchester is trialling its first 100% electric bus. The Volvo 7900e will be part of the free Metroshuttle service and will be charged using a pantograph, which is attached to the roof of the bus. That’s expected to enable the bus to recharge more easily throughout the day. The eight-week trial will monitor vehicle […]

New plans to introduce hydrogen in North West gas grid

New proposals to introduce hydrogen into the gas network in North West England has been unveiled. Cadent, formerly National Grid Gas Distribution, said that is part of its plans to transform the energy system and help decarbonise heat. Its study explains how hydrogen could be used in place of natural gas to power industry in […]

Mancunian community energy finds key to home retrofits

A community energy group in Manchester has found a way to effectively carry out domestic energy efficiency retrofits. Carbon Co-op says its Community Green Deal can cut energy consumption and emissions by up to 60% by combining expert technical advice and supervision with a modest financial incentive, in this case a zero-interest loan. By bringing multiple […]

‘We want collaboration, not competition’

Third party intermediaries (TPIs) and energy suppliers need to work more closely together. That was one of the main messages from the panel debate today at the Energy Live Consultancy Conference (ELCC) at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester. The debate spanned a range of important energy issues, including the impending deregulation of the water market, […]

New £710m gas-fired plant opened in UK

A new 880MW gas-fired power station has officially been opened in Greater Manchester. The £710 million development at Carrington has the capacity to provide power to more than one million homes and businesses. It has also created 40 permanent jobs on site. Operator Carrington Power, a subsidiary of ESB, claims it is one of the […]

The sun is shining on Manchester’s community projects

Three schools and a community centre in Greater Manchester are to be fitted with solar panels. Primrose Hill Primary, Irlam Primary School and Fiddlers Lane Community Primary School in Salford, as well as the Fuse community centre in Partington will all have solar panels installed later this year. They will benefit from lower electricity bills, […]

Job of the week – Sustainability Engineer – McLean Ross

Manchester Our client, a market leading design consultancy specialising in sustainability and energy efficiency designs, are looking for a sustainability engineer with a strong building services background. They operate across multiple sectors within building services including commercial, residential, mixed use and education. Responsibilities Duties will include thermal / energy modelling of buildings ideally using TAS, building physics ideally CFD modelling, […]

Energy consultancy creates 250 jobs in Manchester

A total of 250 jobs have been created in Manchester by energy consultancy Exchange Utility. The news comes as the company is moving to Bury centre, which is part of their aim to help more businesses save money on energy bills. Councillor Mike Connolly, Leader of Bury Council, said: “This move secures further employment opportunities […]