Energising Manchester - A Celebration of the work of Triangulum in Manchester

Time: 9.00 - 13.00

Venue: Science and Industry Museum, Liverpool Road, Manchester, M3 4FP

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Manchester has set ambitious Zero Carbon 2038 objectives and recently announced a Climate Emergency. Funded from the EC Horizon 2020 programme, over the past five years the Triangulum project has developed, deployed and tested a suite of projects focused on low energy districts, integrated infrastructures and sustainable urban mobility in Manchester to help the city achieve its low carbon goals.

Manchester City Council, Siemens, University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University and SME partner Pixel Mill Digital have all worked together to target: energy consumption in buildings, increased use of renewable energies, expanding the use of electric vehicles and eCargo bikes, deployment of intelligent energy management technologies and an ICT data hub. Here’s a snapshot:

  • Photovoltaic panels and an electrical energy storage solution managed by a microgrid controller at Manchester Metropolitan University, using energy from the grid when costs are low or from the battery when high.
  • An innovative central controller that works alongside the microgrid controller to form a virtual power plant, sharing power across the Oxford Road Corridor between buildings from Manchester City Council and the University of Manchester.
  • A new Building Energy Management System (BEMS) in the city art gallery. This manages equipment, supporting the internal environmental parameters for the gallery.
  • The Manchester-i data hub collects data from across the city and the Oxford Road Corridor and makes it openly available. This forms an integral part of the new Manchester Urban Observatory, a £1m facility using IoT sensors to collect data and test urban infrastructure systems in real-world settings.
  • Shared electric vehicles for staff at Manchester Metropolitan University.
  • Manchester City Council and the University of Manchester are using e-vans and cars in their fleets, stimulating the transition away from conventionally fuelled vehicles.
  • Electric assist cargo bikes available at no cost to a wide range of users.

Join us to find out more, share our experiences, meet the team, and think about the ways in which we can work together to integrate low carbon solutions into our city.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme grant agreement number 646578.

The event is being hosted at the Museum of Science and Industry - MOSI in the city centre. You are encouraged to arrive by public transport, bicycle or on foot for the event.

Catering is provided by an accredited company provided by the venue.

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