Greater Manchester ASHP roll-out is underway

Aberla Renewables, part of the Aberla Group, is delivering the Air Source Heat Pump (ASHP) roll-out for Stockport Homes and Northwards Housing.

The roll-out, part of the ground-breaking ‘Homes as Energy Systems’ (HaES) scheme, allows Councils to subsidise the modification of existing homes to lower its carbon footprint, without straining their budget.

The HaES project, led by Procure Plus and partly funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), is driven to fulfil a component role within the industry by benefiting the electricity network as a whole. Positive impacts can include reduced energy bills for residents, and increased savings within local health services as a result of less fuel poverty and under-heated homes.

Aberla, selected by Procure Plus for its expertise in designing and delivering ASHP’s, will be responsible for the installation of over 250 ASHP systems across the North West, with the programme now underway.

ASHP systems are installed to lower the carbon footprint of households by using a renewable, natural source of heat. The system inhales heat from the outside air, raises the temperature within the system, before directing the heat into the property.

With the local energy network currently under stress, the roll-out of the ASHP systems will assist a growing electricity demand by increasing renewable energy generation. This directly aligns with Mayor Andy Burnham’s pledges for the City Region of Manchester to become carbon neutral by 2038.

The mission of HaES is to demonstrate how all homes can be transformed to become part of the UK’s energy system, rather than a perpetual drain on it. This directly aligns with Aberla’s mission of providing a low-carbon energy infrastructure.

It is partnerships like these that can make a sizeable impact on the region’s low-carbon objectives as all parties are working toward the same goal.