Corby hosts European “District of the Future” General Assembly

Early this year Electric Corby secured further success for the town by winning a major EU funded project on energy efficiency that will see the CIC and the EU invest nearly £500,000 in Corby as part of the £5m project over the next three years.

On 5th November the Annual General Assembly for this District of the Future project is taking place in Corby when 25 delegates from across Europe will be visiting the town. Electric Corby will show their partners some of the key Corby buildings in the project as well as showing off some of the town’s assets from Rockingham Castle to the Corby Cube., meeting officials and also attending Corby’s excellent Fireworks Display.

Corby is one of three demonstrator locations in the project with Sabadell in Spain and Orleans in France, who are also part of a consortium of eleven partners across Europe working to achieve an ambitious 30-40% reduction of greenhouse gases and energy consumption. The project being led by global telecommunications giant Telefonica, who own UK mobile operator O2, starts by analysing the energy efficiency of different buildings to assess the effectiveness of different features in different locations. This data will be transmitted to a central data platform where it will be analysed to help shape the ideal District of (the) Future.

Electric Corby will be contributing energy and use analysis of their new “Zero Energy Bill” homes being built at Priors Hall Park as well as from other Corby buildings, including Corby Enterprise Centre, Oakley Vale School with a biomass boiler together with PV and solar thermal panels, Corby Business Academy and the Corby Town Football Club.

Joe Dickinson, Electric Corby Co-Founder said “This is fantastic recognition for Electric Corby and the town. It shows how far we have come, being selected as the UK’s representative for this important pan European Project and being seen alongside major European cities such as Sabadell and Orleans. This project will help our learning for future energy efficient development, be the start of more collaborative European Projects in Corby and most importantly help our promotion of the town.”

Nick Bolton, Electric Corby Co-Founder added, “Our new Zero Energy Bill Homes were a critical asset in our selection for this project. This are now mostly occupied at Priors Hall Park but we still have some left available to buy, so anyone interested should contact the Priors Hall Future Centre on 01536 214214”

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