Scottish Renewables investigates heat network potential

Scottish Renewables published a report entitled Potential Heat Networks in Scotland’s Seven Cities on 11 November, showing that the Scottish Government’s new Heat Networks Bill could see the equivalent of 460,000 homes heated by renewables by 2030.

A total of 46 potential projects in development were identified that could:

  • Deliver 600 GWh of heat per year, the equivalent to 45,000 households
  • Avoid 100,000 tonnes of carbon emissions per year, and
  • Grow to serve 8% of Scotland’s heat demand by 2030, the equivalent to 460,000 households

The outlook for Scotland’s low-carbon heat industry is uncertain, however, with support schemes run by the UK and Scottish Governments ending soon. Scottish Renewables calls on the Scottish Government to use its Heat Networks Bill to address this uncertainty.

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