Households and businesses in Leeds are set to benefit from reduced energy bills and carbon emissions after being connected to a £36m district heating network that connects to the city’s Recycling and Energy Recovery Facility (RERF). Almost 800 homes are now connected to the Leeds PIPES district heating network, a joint project between the city council and Vital Energi that reuses heat produced at the RERF in Cross Green that is operated by waste management firm Veolia. Around 2,000 homes and numerous business in the city will be connected to the network, which successfully linked up houses this week as part of phase one of the project. Once the remaining houses are linked up to the system later this year, the network will save 1,983 properties between 10 to 25% on their energy bills while reducing the city’s annual emissions by 11,000 tonnes.
Edie 17th March 2020 read more »
Veolia has this week started delivering low carbon heat through a new district heating scheme powered by unrecyclable waste in Leeds. The Recycling and Energy Recovery Facility (RERF), operated by Veolia on behalf of Leeds City Council, was opened in 2016 in support of the city’s zero waste goals. The facility removes recyclable materials from waste collections for processing, while remaining black bag waste is used to generate electricity for the local grid.
Business Green 18th March 2020 read more »
An event (Organised by the Danish Embassy in London on 4 March 2020) focused on the opportunities and barriers for digitalisation in new and existing heat networks. Digitalisation will make heat networks more sustainable, more customer friendly and more competitive than ever – but how?
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