January 2018 – May 2019

Geoenvironmental Research Centre was commissioned by the Welsh Government to deliver phase 2 recommendations for SMART LIVING DEMONSTRATOR – WEST WALES ZERO CARBON DEMONSTRATOR AREA [ZCA].  Welsh Government, Pembrokeshire County Council and the Port of Milford Haven are the key stakeholders and clients. This study is part of Welsh Government’s Smart Living Initiative to develop a zero-carbon area demonstrator together with the MHPA Trust Port mission to ‘build the Haven’s prosperity’ and Pembrokeshire council and develop and test the Zero Carbon Area (ZCA) route map tool as part of that development.

The creation of a platform of demonstrators is a key element of the Smart Living initiative that will provide factual, practical and visual evidence of activities that can proactively help shape the sustainable future of Wales in a rapidly changing context. Having catalyst project in operation (Liddeston Ridge solar PV farm) and planned large-scale redevelopment, area of Milford Haven Waterfront offers an opportunity to ‘try out’ certain initiatives to become a ZCZ in future.