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.
This report investigates heat network operating temperatures and the effect current decisions regarding the design and operation of networks will have on the long term operational efficiencies. The report demonstrates how heat networks can be future proofed for changes to operating temperatures. This is appliedto a heat network in Bury to highlight and quantify impacts.