Developing a clean growth energy strategy for the town, potentially utilising hydrogen as part of the energy mix.
The Low Carbon Energy Network Strategy aspires to guide measures aimed at reducing Clay Cross’ carbon footprint; building on the smaller market town’s energy legacy by introducing low carbon energy systems, and allowing Clay Cross to lead the way for other communities to make changes.
£1 million of Town Fund investment is being spent on the strategy, contributing to the carbon reduction targets of the North East Derbyshire District Council.
North East Derbyshire District Council has worked with consultants and completed information gathering as part of Stage 1 of the strategy. Moving on to Stage 2, low carbon opportunities are being researched.
There is a possible opportunity being investigated in the presence of significant ground source heat, which has been identified by the Coal Authority, to develop a clean growth energy strategy for the town. This means that hydrogen can potentially be used as part of the energy mix to create a greener future for us all to enjoy.
A study will be performed over an 20 week span looking into whether this opportunity is feasible, with a conclusion expected by spring 2023. This end result of this study will potentially then result in an action plan, if the opportunity does prove to be viable.
More details and updates on this project will be added when they become available.