Work on £20m Heat Network Gets Underway

By District Energy posted 07-17-2019 12:57




The network will generate low-carbon power, heat and hot water for the city, helping Manchester to reach its ambitions to be carbon-neutral, climate resilient and zero waste by 2038. It will initially serve six major council buildings, but has the potential to grow and connect further buildings across the city centre in the future.

The scheme is projected to save more than 3,100 tonnes of carbon emissions in its first five years of operation, and the energy centre will become more efficient as additional buildings are connected.

Containing a 3.3MWe CHP engine and two 12MW gas boilers, the energy centre will generate electricity, and harness the recovered heat from this process for distribution via a 2km district heating network, which will supply heat and hot water for the buildings.

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