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Sustainable Energy Capacity in the West of England

December 2011

Energy demand

Renewable energy

Business case

Heat networks

Sustainable Energy Capacity in the West of England

December 2011


Contents

Sustainable Energy Capacity in the West of England

December 2011

• Introduction: the what and why?

• Context

• Previous studies

• How to measure capacity

• Sustainable energy maps

• Findings

• You


Introduction

Sustainable Energy Capacity in the West of England

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What?

• Part of West of the England Low Carbon Initiative

• This project is about building sustainable energy

capacity by:

– Pulling together an evidence base

– Identifying where gaps are

– Map strategic energy areas

– Build capacity


Introduction

Sustainable Energy Capacity in the West of England

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Why?

• To explore opportunities for sustainable

energy infrastructure

• Understand the influence and empower

stakeholders

• Build capacity now and beyond


National Context

Sustainable Energy Capacity in the West of England

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National

• 2008 Climate change act

• Potential impact on peak oil

• 2010 Localism Bill


West of England Context

Sustainable Energy Capacity in the West of England

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West of England

• Community energy groups

• Professional services

Unitary Authority level

• Core Strategies – vision for

next 15 – 20 years

...and previous studies


Previous studies

Sustainable Energy Capacity in the West of England

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Bristol CC

June 2009

B&NES

Nov 2010

South

Gloucestershire

June 2010


Data and format

Sustainable Energy Capacity in the West of England

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Geographic

Information system or

‘GIS’

Or just a number

100kWh


Comparable data?

Sustainable Energy Capacity in the West of England

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RESOURCES


Measuring capacity

Sustainable Energy Capacity in the West of England

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The Department of Energy

and Climate Change

methodology

• SQW Energy

• published January 2010


Measuring capacity

Sustainable Energy Capacity in the West of England

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The DECC methodology


Measuring capacity

Sustainable Energy Capacity in the West of England

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The DECC methodology


Measuring capacity

Sustainable Energy Capacity in the West of England

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The DECC methodology


Measuring capacity

Sustainable Energy Capacity in the West of England

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The DECC methodology

Methodology


Energy maps

Sustainable Energy Capacity in the West of England

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West of England

Energy maps

• biomass

• wind

• heat

• hydro


Energy maps - wind

Sustainable Energy Capacity in the West of England

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Energy maps - biomass

Sustainable Energy Capacity in the West of England

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Energy maps - hydro

Sustainable Energy Capacity in the West of England

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Energy maps - heat

Sustainable Energy Capacity in the West of England

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Site specific opportunities

Sustainable Energy Capacity in the West of England

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Site specific opportunities

Sustainable Energy Capacity in the West of England

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- Key anchor loads

- New development

- Existing heat demand


Site specific opportunities

Sustainable Energy Capacity in the West of England

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Findings – Electrical capacity

Sustainable Energy Capacity in the West of England

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Findings – Electrical capacity

Sustainable Energy Capacity in the West of England

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Findings – Heat capacity

Sustainable Energy Capacity in the West of England

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Findings – Heat capacity

Sustainable Energy Capacity in the West of England

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Findings – Carbon reduced

Sustainable Energy Capacity in the West of England

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...about a 40% of carbon reduction over current demand, but very

challenging


Findings

Sustainable Energy Capacity in the West of England

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Heat

Energy crops - 490GWh/year

Equivalent area of 285km

2

What it would look like?

Electricity

Wind turbines - 351 GWh/year

e.g. 80 large 2.5MW turbines

Equivalent area of 100km 2


Findings

Sustainable Energy Capacity in the West of England

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Key messages from findings:

• 40% of current CO 2 emissions could be met

through renewable energy

• Large portion of electrical demand delivered

through Wind

• A large portion of renewable heat from Energy

from Waste and Biomass, which would require

deployment of heat networks for delivery

..but this is a very challenging target to realise


This workshop

Sustainable Energy Capacity in the West of England

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The DECC methodology

Methodology


This workshop

Sustainable Energy Capacity in the West of England

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Three key outcomes for you today

• Potential

• You – critical for delivery

• Process


End

Sustainable Energy Capacity in the West of England

December 2011

Austen Bates

Buro Happold

Camden Mill,

Lower Bristol Road

Bath BA2 3DQ

austen.bates@burohappold.com

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