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Councils' £2m boost for district heat networks


I note that £2m does not actually go very far when it comes to CHP networking costs. As the Government says in Paragraph 136 of the EfW Guide: "If heat is a major output then it is essential that customers for the heat are relatively close by. On average one kilometre of heat pipework can cost about £1m to install. Heat offtake is not common in the UK, unlike many other European countries. In the Nordic counties, for example, energy from waste plants are often sited in urban areas connected directly to the local heat grid. Several plants may feed into one grid to avoid problems with supply during downtimes. In the absence of these heat grids, co-location with industrial or commercial heat users offers a potential alternative solution."

Posted date

31 January, 2014

Posted time

12:47 pm