Midlothian Council partners with Vattenfall for district heating network

By District Energy posted 02-13-2020 11:06


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Midlothian Council has chosen Swedish energy giant Vattenfall as its partner to deliver low carbon heating in the east of Scotland.

They have formed a 50:50 joint venture, which will initially see the installation of a district heating network that will provide low carbon heat to new homes at the Shawfair development.

The heat feeding the network will be sourced from waste heat produced by FCC’s Millerhill waste and recycling plant and will be fed through a network of pipes to local homes.

The £20 million project is expected to help reduce carbon emissions by 75% compared to conventional gas boiler heating systems and is scheduled to come into operation in 2021.

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