NICOLA Sturgeon has officially opened a new £6 million renewable energy scheme providing low-cost heat from wastewater. The Stirling District Heat Network is thought to be the first project of its kind in the UK and uses cutting-edge technologies to harness energy from wastewater from the city’s sewage works.
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The £6 million project is being delivered by Stirling Council in partnership with Scottish Water Horizons (SWH). SWH will own and operate the energy centre, located at the existing Stirling Waste Water Treatment Works in Forthside. SWH will sell the heat to Stirling Council at an agreed rate and volume, which the Council will then sell on to users via the heating network. Initially, the network will deliver low-carbon and energy cost savings heat to a number of key public buildings, including The Peak Leisure Centre, Forthbank Stadium, St Modan’s High School and organisations such as Zero Waste Scotland and Volunteer Scotland. There is scope for the network to also be expanded across the city to include homes, helping tackle fuel poverty and providing savings for businesses.
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