|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.
Arup was commissioned to undertake a high-level desktop screening of potential constraints not considered by the Energy Path Networks (EPN) tool to 15 specific low carbon, domestic pathways in different clusters in Bury. The factors assessed for constraints to the pathways were technical feasibility, flood risk, ground conditions, air quality, heritage and planning, and noise impact. The technologies considered were district heating, high temperature air source heat pumps (HT ASHP), hybrid heat pumps and low temperature air source heat pumps (LT ASHP). Each pathway was allocated a risk rating based on the constraints found to the implementation of these technologies at a domestic level.