Scottish government targets Dundee for district heating investment

The Scottish Government has announced à‚£43m in funding for low carbon energy projects across the country with Dundee set to receive à‚£3m for a low carbon district energy hub.

The Low-Carbon District Energy Hub will be sited at the new à‚£21m Regional Performance Centre for Sport. The scheme, which will costà‚ nearly à‚£6m in total, will see energyà‚ from a ground source heat pump system distributed to three buildings via a district heating network. Solar heat will also be generated from panels on the roof of the energy centre.
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The Energy Hub will provide 100% of the site’s electricity and 85% of its required heat.

Nearly à‚£1.8m will be given to the Dundee andà‚ Angus Residual Waste Combined Heat and Power Project, which will see steam delivered to the Michelin factory from the new multimillion-pound incinerator planned for Baldovie.

The steam, used in the vulcanisation of tyres, will lead to the factory cutting its natural gas consumption by around 84% and an estimated reduction of its carbon dioxide emissions by 7,450 tonnes annually.

The funding was announced in the wake of a new report which stated Dundee is ideally placed to develop district heating systems that could provide cheap heat across the city. It is estimated such a scheme would require investment in excess of à‚£100m.

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