Scotland’s leading housing heat network set to grow with £11 million investment plan. Aberdeen councillors have unanimously backed plans to expand the country’s leading heat network into the south of the city – offering hundreds of homes savings on their energy bills. The combined heat and power scheme is expected to deliver low cost, low carbon energy to at least 350 homes in Torry as well as a primary school, swimming pool, community centre and various commercial properties in the East Tullos Industrial estate. The existing combined heat and power system has reduced the city’s carbon emissions and saved the average electrically heated home up to £18 a week on energy bills – therefore helping thousands of residents climb out of fuel poverty. Aberdeen Heat and Power (AHP) has grown substantially since the initiative began in 2002 and currently provides for 2,361 flats in 33 multi-story blocks and two sheltered housing blocks in Seaton, Tillydrone, Hazlehead and Stockethill and 13 public buildings.
Scottish Energy News 4th July 2016 read more »