As Bretherton moves towards low-carbon-zero energy, more homes will use electric heat pumps instead of gas, oil, or solid fuels to heat them, and more cars will be electric instead of using diesel or petrol.
Bretherton would use 800,000 kWh more electricity annually if every household had an electric car. Every parish home with a heat pump would use 1 million kWh of electricity per year.
Therefore, the future Bretherton’s annual electricity consumption may more than double from around 1.4millionkWh to around 3.2million kWh.
As part of its Neighbourhood Planning process, the Parish Council recently asked people questions about the environment and how they use and get their energy.