Local Energy Market

As part of our Local Energy Market project we are looking to deliver a smarter local energy system that will revolutionise how energy is used, stored and distributed across Greater Manchester’s 10 boroughs. Proposals will pave the way for new technologies and low-carbon infrastructure in the future from renewable energy sources like air source heat pumps to solar panels and electric vehicle charging points.

The two-year project is funded by a £3m grant from the Industrial Strategy Challenge fund, delivered by UK Research and Innovation.

Click here to read the GM LEM final summary report Find out more about the GM Local Energy Market

Greater Manchester’s Local Energy Market Explained

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Local Area Energy Plans

Greater Manchester has set out a detailed pathway for the energy infrastructure changes needed across the city region so it can meet its ambition of being carbon neutral by 2038.

Following approval at a meeting of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority on 30 September, the city region is the first in the country to produce and adopt Local Area Energy Plans (LAEPs).

The plans, one for each of the ten Greater Manchester districts as well as an overall one for the city region, detail the current position and a roadmap towards a decarbonised future. They also identify key decisions that are needed to determine the longer-term decarbonisation pathway for the city region.

You can view and download all of the plans below.

Click here to read the full press release about the Combined Authority's agreement of the plans.

Greater Manchester overview

Greater Manchester Local Energy Market – Final Report

pdf | 30 September 2022

Summary report for the GM LEM

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Greater Manchester Local Area Energy Planning: Overview and Insight

pdf | 30 September 2022

This report sets out an overview of the ten Local Area Energy Plans created for the ten districts in Greater Manchester.

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District Local Area Energy Plans

Bolton Local Area Energy Plan

pdf | 30 September 2022

This plan aims to define the extent of the transformation needed across Bolton and provide a robust evidence base and plan to help engage businesses and citizens in accelerating towards […]

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Bury Local Area Energy Plan

pdf | 30 September 2022

This plan aims to define the extent of the transformation needed across Bury and provide a robust evidence base and plan to help engage businesses and citizens in accelerating towards […]

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Manchester Local Area Energy Plan

pdf | 30 September 2022

This plan aims to define the extent of the transformation needed across Manchester and provide a robust evidence base and plan to help engage businesses and citizens in accelerating towards […]

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Oldham Local Area Energy Plan

pdf | 30 September 2022

This plan aims to define the extent of the transformation needed across Oldham and provide a robust evidence base and plan to help engage businesses and citizens in accelerating towards […]

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Rochdale Local Area Energy Plan

pdf | 30 September 2022

This plan aims to define the extent of the transformation needed across Rochdale and provide a robust evidence base and plan to help engage businesses and citizens in accelerating towards […]

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Salford Local Area Energy Plan

pdf | 30 September 2022

This plan aims to define the extent of the transformation needed across Salford and provide a robust evidence base and plan to help engage businesses and citizens in accelerating towards […]

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Stockport Local Area Energy Plan

pdf | 30 September 2022

This plan aims to define the extent of the transformation needed across Stockport and provide a robust evidence base and plan to help engage businesses and citizens in accelerating towards […]

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Tameside Local Area Energy Plan

pdf | 30 September 2022

This plan aims to define the extent of the transformation needed across Tameside and provide a robust evidence base and plan to help engage businesses and citizens in accelerating towards […]

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Trafford Local Area Energy Plan

pdf | 30 September 2022

This plan aims to define the extent of the transformation needed across Trafford and provide a robust evidence base and plan to help engage businesses and citizens in accelerating towards […]

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Wigan Local Area Energy Plan

pdf | 30 September 2022

This plan aims to define the extent of the transformation needed across Wigan and provide a robust evidence base and plan to help engage businesses and citizens in accelerating towards […]

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