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Midlothian Council choose Vattenfall as energy partner

Midlothian Council has chosen Vattenfall as their energy partner in a joint venture.

The collaboration is to accelerate the move towards low carbon living.

Firstly, the partnership will install a heating network that has a carbon saving of 75%. The system, expected to be running by 2021, will highlight this type of heat network technology within Scotland.

In addition to this, Tuomo Hatakka, Senior Vice President Business Area Heat Vattenfall stated that any organisation that is serious about reaching net zero will see low carbon heating as a priority. This venture puts low carbon and fossil free living and the forefront of their plans. Furthermore, they hope the partnership will act as a platform for furthering low carbon energy solutions throughout Scotland and the UK.

The innovative network will source heat from waste heat from FCC’s Millerhill waste and recycling plant. The waste heat will be fed through a network of pipes into local homes. Further to this, the project will look at the possibilities of thermal storage and other local heat sources. These extra sources will enable the network to expand throughout Midlothian and possibly even further.

The project will benefit from the support of the Scottish Government’s Low Carbon Infrastructure Transformation project, who will fund £7.3 million of the £20 million project. Additionally, they plan to work closely with the Scottish Futures Trust.

For more information on this partnership and their plans, please head over to Vattenfalls Press Release.



Categories: Sustainability, Energy (General)
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