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Forrest wins contract for energy plan at Cumbria microgrid

Britain’s Energy Coast (BEC) has taken its next step in developing a complex microgrid system for its two-square mile business park in Cumbria by hiring renewable energy contractor Forrest to create a low-carbon energy master plan.

The British real estate company intends to make Westlakes Science & Technology Park grid independent for both power and heat.

BEC chose Forrest against 17 other organizations during an open solicitation. Based in the city of Bolton, England, Forrest was selected because of its technical expertise, approach to partnering and social value.

Over the coming months Forrest will be developing the master plan that incorporates microgrids and various smart energy technologies, among them distributed energy, building management systems, solar photovoltaics, energy storage, electric vehicles, district heating, energy efficiency and demand response.


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Smart Grid Bulletin July 2019

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