Manchester Civic Quarter Heat Network

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Manchester Civic Quarter power station is a 24-megawatt (MW) gas-fired power plant in Greater Manchester County, United Kingdom that is currently under construction.[1]


The map below shows the approximate location of the proposed power station in Manchester, Greater Manchester County, United Kingdom.

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Containing a 3.3MWe CHP engine and two 12-MW gas boilers, the energy centre will generate electricity, and harness the recovered heat from this process for distribution via a 2km district heating network, which will supply heat and hot water for government buildings.[1]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Greater Manchester Comb Auth
  • Parent company: Greater Manchester Comb Auth[2]
  • Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester County, United Kingdom
  • Coordinates: 53.4808, -2.2426 (approximate)
  • Gross capacity (proposed): 24 MW
    • Combined-cycle unit 1: 12 MW (to start 2020)[1]
    • Combined-cycle units 2: 12 MW (to start 2020)[1]

Articles and Resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Full Steam Ahead for Manchester’s Civic Quarter Heat Network, Vital Energy website, July 10, 2019.
  2. Heat networks, Greater Manchester Combined Authority website, 2019.