Minister for Energy, Connectivity and the Islands Paul Wheelhouse opened a new £24mn district heating network in Glenrothes on 26 April. The project, which is a collaboration between Fife Council and RWE, received £8.6mn support from the Scottish Government’s Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programme.
Located in central Glenrothes, the network is providing low-carbon heat to the Fife House complex, Rothes Halls and a nearby sheltered housing complex.
Councillor Ross Vettraino, Fife Council’s spokesperson for the environment said: “Fife continues leading the way in tackling climate change. Bringing this district heating scheme to Glenrothes helps Fife Council reach its goal of reducing carbon emissions by 42% by 2020. The scheme demonstrates how to tackle the Government’s long-term climate change targets at a local level and helps build confidence in modern, low carbon heat technology.”