Louise joined disruption doctor, speaker and diversity activist Samantha Moyo in the studio with broadcaster Elizabeth Alker. Part of a series of podcasts made by Co-operatives UK, we explore climate change, diversity and community energy. Louise discusses putting communities at the heart the net zero transition. “I enjoyed this recording, which was done in late […]
Quantum has been bringing Service Design support to the People Powered Retrofit Project, a partnership led by Carbon Co-op and Urbed to tackle the challenges of household energy efficiency and build a local retrofit market in Greater Manchester. People Powered Retrofit tackles many of the key barriers that home owners face in commissioning work, including […]
We held a successful event to equip building owners and developers with the information needed to understand the benefits of community energy, identify whether there are opportunities for community energy on their estate and how to develop successful partnerships with community energy organisations. It was fascinating to hear from Bev and Mark, both leading large […]
Quantum coordinated and faciliated a workshop to develop the Community Energy Action Plan for Greater Manchester and to write up the results into the Action Plan for the COALESCCE project and a summary for the Green Summit 2019. We devised the event format,recruited speakers, produced an event pack and carried out marketing and participant recruitment. […]
Bradford Trident commissioned Quantum to carry out two feasibility studies. Firstly, to investigate the potential to install solar PV on six of its buildings and to model whether a community energy model would be viable to install, own and run the solar PV schemes, selling electricity to Bradford Trident. Secondly, to investigate the viability of […]
Identifying options, investigating sites (ownership, planning, technical capacity & output, grid connection, off-site PPA) and project planning for Wirral Community Renewables. This involved assessing a long list of 20 sites to reach a plan to progress with 1-2 confirmed viable projects. UCEF funded 2017-18.
Quantum project managed a multi-partner PV project on behalf of CCE including share offer and PPA negotiations, detailed design, site access and safety arrangements, lease negotiations, project delivery and FITs registration. Delivered in September 2016.
Development of a plan to install a renewable energy based low temperature district heat network and integrated private wire supply for new homes in Burneside, owned and operated by Burneside Community Energy. Applying for social finance to deliver this £4m+ scheme. Ongoing management of the next phase of the project: detailed design and financial […]
Greater Manchester’s Low Carbon Hub have launched a community energy innovation project. Funded by DBEIS and supported by Oldham Council, the project has awarded four community energy groups grant funding to develop innovative ideas for sustainable community energy business models to give the sector a boost in the wake of cuts to the Feed In […]