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 Crawley Borough Council and "Your Energy Sussex" (a West Sussex County Council led energy project) to look at how the Business District can generate its own secure, affordable and low-carbon energy solution from renewable sources.
The project benefits from £500,000 of EU funding to explore the full range of challenges and oportunities to make Manor Royal a model for other business parks in the UK and across Europre.
The aim to 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.
Phase 1 data gathering
Auditel, cost consultancy experts and BID partner, have been engaged to assess business energy usage to establish the scope of the project and potential savings it might deliver. Auditel will be making contact with businesses through Spring 2017 and inviting them to participate in a simple survey.
- Summer 2016: initial work begins
- Autumn 2016: Business working group set-up.
- Spring 2017: Data collection and Strategic Options Appraisal.
- Autumn 2017: Final options and solutions scoped.
- 2018 onwards: Roll out