Re-Energise Manor Royal
A vision for Manor Royal where the energy supply is more sustainable, secure and locally generated - raising the profile of the Business District, reducing our carbon footprint and lowering the cost for businesses.
The Manor Royal BID has partnered with West Sussex County Council and Crawley Borough Council to look at how the Business District can generate and share its own secure, affordable and low-carbon energy from renewable sources.
The project benefits from £400,000 of EU funding to explore the full range of challenges and opportunities to make Manor Royal a model for other business parks in the UK and across Europe.
The aim is to increase all forms of renewable energy on Manor Royal. Success will gain Manor Royal a reputation for innovation in sustainable, low carbon energy generation. Businesses will benefit from cheaper, more secure, low-carbon energy supply protected against energy price hikes.
Feasibility work has identified a number of areas, or ‘business clusters' where suitable renewable energy technologies, including solar PV, Combined Heat and Power (CHP) systems, ground source heat pumps and, potentially, large batteries will be installed to store surplus energy for use when it is needed. Crawley Borough Council is also leading on a local district heat network to share heat energy across the Business District.
2018 ongoing: Gather accurate energy demand and consumption data from businesses;
Winter 2018: Finalise business cases for investment in renewable energy technology;
Winter 2018: Establish governance and financing arrangements for investing in and trading energy;
Spring 2019: Secure investment for renewable energy technology in the business area;
Spring 2019 onwards: Roll out renewable energy technology across the business park.
Study outputs and reports
How to get involved
If you would like to help shape the future of energy at Manor Royal and benefit from low cost, renewable energy, contact contact the Manor Royal BID Office or
Ingrid Bennett (West Sussex County Council) 03302 224 682 / firstname.lastname@example.org