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District heating

District Heating

Video: biomass district heating (only biomass covered, not other technologies)

http://www.planlocal.org.uk/videos/videopages/an-individual-biomass-district-heating-project-or-esco.html

  • Information from factsheet:

  • Technology basics – page 1

  • Different types of district heating fuels – page1

  • Different types application – page 1

  • Renewable Heat Incentive information – page 1

  • Benefits for your community – page 2

  • Myth busting facts – page 2

  • Checklist: is district heating the right technology for my community? – page 3

  • Subregional information and contacts – page 4

  • Case studies


District heating the basics

District heating– the basics

How does district heating work?

A district heating network consists of a central boiler connected to pipes delivering heat to a number of buildings within a local area

Different types of fuel

Biomass

Not renewable sources like natural gas

Solar energy

Geothermal, waste heat…

Video: biomass district heating (only biomass covered, not other technologies)

http://www.planlocal.org.uk/videos/videopages/an-individual-biomass-district-heating-project-or-esco.html


District heating renewable heat incentive

District heating – Renewable Heat Incentive

Generating a source of income for your community from district heating

What is the Renewable Heat Incentive

  • Government incentive to encourage the generation of renewable heat

  • Owners of a district heating system (using biomass, geothermal, ground or water heat pumps, solar thermal systems, municipal solid waste and biogas) can make money from the heat generated by the system

  • Guaranteed for 20 years

  • Retail price index linked

  • New incentive – visit the Government website for further information and updates

  • http://www.decc.gov.uk/en/content/cms/what_we_do/uk_supply/energy_mix/renewable/policy/incentive/incentive.aspx


District heating benefits and myths

District heating – Benefits and Myths

What benefits could district heating generate for your community

  • Protection against rising fuel prices

  • Make money for your community

  • More local jobs

  • Very efficient technology

  • Reduce your carbon emissions

  • Improve community well-being

What are the typical myths surrounding district heating

  • district heating is too complex for my community to manage

  • district heating is too expensive so it will make no saving to my community


District heating checklist

District heating – Checklist

Is district heating suitable for your community?

  • Site suitability

  • Community heating needs

  • Fuel supply

  • Land/Building owner permission

  • Planning permission


District heating case studies

District heating – Case studies

North West Case Study – Charter Housing Ecopod district heating

UK Case Study – Biomass district heating for a community in Sussex


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