||The Spatial Energy Plan for Greater Manchester Combined Authority project was commissioned as part of the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) Smart Systems and Heat Programme and undertaken through collaboration between the Greater Manchester Combined Authority and the Energy Systems Catapult. The study has consolidated the significant data and existing evidence relating to the local energy system to provide a platform for future energy planning in the region and the development of suitable policies within the emerging spatial planning framework for Greater Manchester.
As part of the Smart Systems and Heat Programme the Energy Systems Catapult has undertaken a strategic high level study of the energy system in Greater Manchester, with the intention of delivering an EnergyPath Networks study for one of the local authorities in Greater Manchester. The purpose of this document is to set out the different factors which could be included in selecting that local authority and the results of initial analysis of those factors completed by the Energy Systems Catapult.
From the analysis, the report concludes that Bury has highest score for consideration factors and modelling complexity, followed by Trafford. Manchester would be very challenging to analyse, and may prove beyond the capability of the model at its current state of development.