On the 10th January 2012, Chester Mayor Eleanor Johnson opened new low carbon classrooms built with CWAC funding and PV panels at the local primary school. Thanks to the help and support provided by the community the school will receive free green electricity when opened with the village Community Power Company, thereby generating revenue from the surplus.
Following this, Ashton Hayes was one of 6 Carbon Leapfrog projects to have been selected by DECC for funding under its LEAF programme, please visit news for more information on the other successful projects. Congratulations again to all the team! Please click here for more information on DECC’s plans.
In recent news, thanks to the ScottishPower Energy Networks (SPEN) monitoring system, the residents of Ashton Hayes can now see how much energy the village is using. The web portal will provide residents with detailed data on electricity use across the community. Here is an idea of the initial site residents will be using, and over the next couple of weeks Ashton Hayes should be in a position to upload the community reports for October, November, December and January. The aim of the research will help SPEN see the impact that PV panels, electric cars and other renewables have on their network and help the community plan for the future.