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Greater Manchester Win for Aberla Supports Carbon Neutral Pledge

Aberla has secured a new contract to provide energy saving heating solutions which will support Greater Manchester’s pledge to be carbon neutral by 2038.

Aberla Renewables, part of the Aberla Group, has successfully won the contract to deliver the air source heat pump (ASHP) roll-out for the Greater Manchester partners of the ground-breaking ‘Homes as Energy Systems’ (HaES) project which is part funded by the ERDF.

Led by Procure Plus, the HaES project brings together social landlords Northwards Housing and Stockport Homes Group as well as other regional bodies including the University of Salford. With the local energy network currently under stress the aim of the project is to assist a growing electricity demand and increase the renewable energy generation. Furthermore, by enabling a transition to a ‘low carbon’ electricity network in Greater Manchester, HAES will directly support Mayor Andy Burnham’s aspirations for the City Region, namely the pledge to become a carbon neutral city region by 2038.

Paul McCarren, managing director at Aberla, commented, “We’re proud to further strengthen our relationships with housing providers, providing specialist expertise in energy solutions. Initiatives such as these not only provide a number of benefits for the end-user but, in turn, are vital in achieving regional and national climate pledges.”

Aberla will be responsible for the design and installation of the ASHP systems, with the installation programme starting across Stockport.

Greater Manchester Green City-region lead and Leader of Trafford Council, Councillor Andrew Western said, “The roll-out of new and innovative energy systems for homes demonstrates the region’s commitment to decarbonising our energy supply. This technology will heat homes whilst reducing the demand on the national grid and will contribute to Greater Manchester’s carbon neutral target.”

Works will begin in Autumn 2019 and expected to end by Winter 2020.