There are various activities related to HyDeploy which will happen on the campus between now and end March 2020.
Phase 1 (to June 2018)
As part of Phase 1 there will be gas safety checks on all of the appliances in homes and buildings in the proposed HyDeploy trial area. The checks will take approximately 2 hours and will be carried out with householders consent, at a time convenient to them. For faculty buildings, these will be planned to minimise disruption, e.g. when buildings are not in use.
Phase 2 (July 2018 – March 2019)
As part of Phase 2, the hydrogen generation unit will be installed in a compound behind the Horwood Energy Centre.
There will also be upgrades to certain parts of the Keele pipe network in preparation for a live trial. The exact locations and timings are to be confirmed. All affected campus users and residents will receive information about this before works are done. Wherever possible work will be coordinated with other estates work on the campus to minimise disruption.
Phase 3 (April 2019 – March 2020)
No disruption is expected during a live trial. Throughout the live trial, heating and hot water in homes and buildings will be provided as normal.