SHAP is one of the 11 main partners contributing to the Zero Carbon Rugeley project, which will produce an innovative design for a town-wide Smart Local Energy System (SLES), including the former Rugeley Power Station site. This is one of just a dozen such pioneering programmes in the UK and will demonstrate how carbon emissions and energy costs can be reduced whilst also providing a boost for local regeneration.
In designing the SLES, the project partners will take full advantage of the latest renewable energy technologies and smart control systems to deliver clean, affordable energy for residents. As such, the innovative Rugeley SLES will create a scalable energy solution that can be replicated in other areas in support of the UK’s transition to a zero-carbon future.
The main ZCR project partners are: ENGIE, OpusOne, Keele University, Conigital, Catapult (Connected Places), Regen, Energy Capital, Cadent, New Vic Theatre and Chase Community Solar. The project is supported by Cannock Chase Council and Staffordshire County Council.
Visit ENGIE’s ZCR project webpage.