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09 Feb 20211 minute read

East Sussex village goes Zero Carbon

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East Sussex village goes Zero Carbon

UK Power Networks has partnered with over 600 households in the East Sussex village of Barcombe to switch the community to low-carbon heating using electricity.

Electrical Review reports that engineers from UK Power Networks will work with local community group Ovesco to host digital community events and engagement to understand residents’ needs and opinions.

The project will also install energy meters in the village and consultancy Buro Happold will create new computer models to forecast the impacts of electrifying heat. In doing so, the project partners hope to create a sustainable, replicable model for Barcombe that could be applied in other parts of the country.

Maria Caulfield, MP for Lewes, said, “Decarbonising heating systems is crucial to tackling the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions and I’m delighted that Barcombe is leading the way to demonstrate how to make the decarbonisation of heat a reality. It is fantastic to see UK Power Networks passionately collaborating with a range of stakeholders, to ensure they support rural constituents like mine to decarbonise as quickly and efficiently as possible.”

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