Residents engagement session held about Hydrogen Village proposal
Cheshire West and Chester Council is holding a public engagement session about the Whitby Hydrogen Village proposal on Tuesday, 28 February, in Ellesmere Port Civic Hall.
Whitby in Ellesmere Port is being considered as the UK's first hydrogen village, in response to a programme led by Government and Ofgem, under proposals put forward by gas distribution network Cadent and British Gas. The area was confirmed in May 2022 in a shortlist of two locations across the country hoping to be the first to use low carbon hydrogen on this scale.
The engagement event is an opportunity for residents in the Whitby area to have their say about the proposals and hear from various experts with a range of viewpoints.
The event is being chaired by Councillor Louise Gittins, Leader of Cheshire West and Chester Council.
Cllr Gittins said:
At the engagement session, Andrew Lewis, Chief Executive of Cheshire West and Chester Council, will be joined on a speakers' panel by various experts with a range of viewpoints. These include:
- Gordon E Andrews, Professor of Combustion Engineering, University of Leeds
- Tom Baxter, a Chemical Engineering Consultant providing heat, power and greenhouse gas reduction expertise.
- Dr Angie Needle, Director of Strategy at Cadent
- David Cebon, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Cambridge
- Mark Neller, Director at Arup
- Tom Collins, Product Owner Hydrogen UK
- Michael Liebreich, Chairman and CEO of Liebreich Associates.
As the venue is at full capacity, residents that haven’t registered and other interested parties can watch the proceedings live online: