Councils from Shetland to South Ayrshire share in £4.4m heat-pumps and energy efficiency boost

Paul Wheelhouse, MSP
Paul Wheelhouse, MSP

Fifteen local councils are to share £4.4 million in funding to improve energy efficiency in homes, businesses, public buildings and community projects.

The energy-efficiency programme was announced by Scottish Energy Minister Paul Wheelhouse after he helped install two large-scale ground source heat pumps to provide renewable heat at Saughton Park in Edinburgh.

This project is the first of its kind in Scotland, maximising the potential offered by parks and green spaces to provide renewable heat.

Wheelhouse said: “The Scottish Government funding is helping to unlock a larger package totalling over £12 million covering a wide range of projects across Scotland.

“These pilot projects (see below) will ultimately help inform deployment of the overarching programme that will see an estimated total of up to £10 billion invested in heat and energy efficiency in the period to 2030.”

14 Aug 2017

LOCAL AUTHORITY PROJECT
Aberdeen (lead partner), working with Stirling, Highland, Dundee, Perth & Kinross and Edinburgh Development of Local Heat and Energy Efficiency Strategies for these towns and cities
Aberdeenshire Community centre energy efficiency measures and renewable heat.
Argyll & Bute District heating system and energy efficiency measures. District Heating element currently being considered for District Heating Loan Fund.
Clackmannanshire Development of a Local Heat and Energy Efficiency Strategy
Dumfries and Galloway Development of a Local Heat and Energy Efficiency Strategy (potentially energy efficiency measures in the town centre)
East Ayrshire Energy efficiency and renewables in off gas grid area working with owner occupiers and able to pay market. Energy efficiency and renewable heat measures in community hall.
Edinburgh
  • Development of a Local Heat and Energy Efficiency Strategy.
  • Edinburgh World Heritage Trust – Sir Basil Spence Building – Energy retrofit and low carbon heating
  • Energy demand pilots in public buildings – Assembly Rooms,
  • Edinburgh Bus Station and Museum of Edinburgh.
  • Duncan Place – community centre energy efficiency and renewable heat in listed building.
  • Saughton Park – installation of large scale Ground source Heat Pumps to provide renewable heat.
Falkirk Extension of district heating network to three tower blocks and private wore network to provide electricity to a further seven tower blocks and a number of council properties.
Glasgow
  • Development of a Local Heat and Energy Efficiency Strategy.
  • Wheatley Group – pilot with commercial properties to provide advice and support and loan funding to SMEs.
  • Wheatley Group – Wheatley House – energy efficiency measures and renewable energy in large traditional corporate building.
  • Toryglen community Centre – energy efficiency and renewable heat and storage.
  • Glasgow Life – demand reduction using building energy management systems.
North Lanarkshire NHS Lanarkshire – energy efficiency measures in two health centres
Orkney Energy efficiency measures in school.
Renfrewshire Development of a Local Heat and Energy Efficiency Strategy
Borders Development of a Local Heat and Energy Efficiency Strategy
Shetland LHEES element to be developed
South Ayrshire
  • Energy efficiency and renewables in off gas grid area working with owner occupiers and able to pay market.
  • Energy efficiency measures in Ayr High Street.

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