About Us


MH:EK is a two-year £4.5 million project, completing in 2022, exploring what a decarbonised smart local energy system could look like for Milford Haven, Pembroke and Pembroke Dock. The project will explore the potential of zero carbon hydrogen alongside renewable electricity to meet all of our future energy needs. Central to the project, and to achieving net-zero carbon emissions, is a commitment to engage with the community and local industry, providing insight and opportunities for economic growth.

We are gathering detailed information into the whole energy system of today around the Milford Haven Waterway. This is helping us to identify and design the emerging and transformative energy system of the future, based around meeting the energy needs for heating buildings, power generation and fueling transport – recognising the need to balance energy supply and demand in a secure and affordable way and to integrate with the requirements of the strong industry base across the region.

The project is multi-faceted, with the team investigating local renewable energy, including solar, onshore wind, future offshore wind and biomass to support a transition to zero carbon gas; developing the business cases for accelerating to a hydrogen economy for energy demand in buildings, transport and industry; and delivering demonstrations through a consumer trial of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles and a hydrogen-ready hybrid heating system.

We believe the project holds promise in showcasing the far-reaching benefits of low carbon energy. It has the potential to lead the way and become the first of many Smart Local Energy Systems supporting our local communities, Wales and the UK in reaching the legislated target of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

MH:EK is one of the chosen “Detailed Design” projects within the Prospering from the Energy Revolution (PfER) programme of works funded by Innovate UK as part of their Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF).

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