Up to 2,000 homes in Aberdeen will receive affordable warmth as a result of Aberdeen Heat & Power’s expanding heat network.
During his visit to Aberdeen Heat & Power, Energy minister Fergus Ewing congratulated the company on its recent international award for excellence from the Global District Energy Climate Awards and reiterated the Scottish Government’s commitment to support district heating across Scotland.
The Minister said: “Aberdeen Heat & Power is delivering real benefits to the people of Aberdeen by reducing energy prices at a time when many people are struggling due to rising energy prices.
“District heating plays a vital part in the future of heat in Scotland. Early next year the Scottish Government will set out how low carbon heat can reach more households, business and communities and a clear framework for investment in the future of heat in Scotland.”
The Scottish Government Draft Heat Generation Policy Statement will be published in early 2014, and will set out how low carbon heat can reach more householders, business and communities and a clear framework for investment in the future of heat in Scotland.