Aims of the project:
A number of energy interventions have been installed at the Birley campus of Manchester Metropolitan University (Manchester Met). Working with Siemens and project consultants NSP NW, these complement the existing Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plant and the private heat and power network. The installations include solar photovoltaic panels (PV), energy storage capacity, an innovative demand side response platform and a micro-grid controller. The controller connects and manages assets throughout the private network, seamlessly integrating to the wider city virtual power plant energy management system, known as the Central Controller.