Thousands of Hull residents could soon be enjoying low carbon heat, as a multi-million-pound heating network project this week took a step closer to reality.
The Hull District Heating Project is designed to provide heating for homes, offices, and other buildings from a central energy centre, with the heat delivered through an underground piped network that would replacing existing heating systems.
The network will form an important part of the council's 2030 Carbon Neutral Strategy and is linked to the Humber Local Enterprise (LEP) Energy Estuary ambition, which has seen the region emerge as a major player in the UK's offshore wind and nascent carbon capture and storage industries.
"The development of the district heating network is a key strategic and infrastructure project for the city," said Councillor Daren Hale, portfolio holder for regeneration and economic investment. "This is a fantastic example of the long-term ambitions and vision we have for Hull, which will support us to achieve our environmental goals as well as continue business growth and economic development."