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Case Studies

As the work of the Heat Network Partnership evolves we will develop a library of case studies which should prove to be a valuable resource for Scottish heat network developers. These will draw upon the wealth of experience available in financial, technical and other areas of heat network development. Below are some case studies of Scottish schemes either in final planning or in operation produced by member or associate HNP organisations. We hope these highlight the value of practical first-hand experience.

Reports and Case Studies

Slateford Green case study

A case study from the Energy Saving Trust detailing two projects undertaken by Dunedin Canmore Housing Association in Edinburgh. Slateford Green community heating scheme hosts 120 domestic connections and uses gas boilers. Lasswade Road hosts 31 domestic connections and uses biomass (wood pellet).

West Whitlawburn case study

A case study from the Energy Saving Trust detailing the West Whitlawburn Housing Co-operative in Lanarkshire hosts 543 domestic connections and uses a biomass (wood chips/pellets) system as a heat source.

Aberdeen community heating

An Aberdeen City Council case study on four tower blocks in Stockethill with a community heating system hosting 262 domestic connections with a Combined Heat and Power system

Hanover Case Study

A case study from the Energy Saving Trust detailing Hanover Housing Association’s development in Walter Cameron Way, near Fort William with a community heating scheme hosting 25 domestic connections using biomass (wood chips/pellets) as a heat source.

Plockton Biomass Case Study

A Carbon Trust report into a heating scheme at Plockton in the Highland Council region with 2 non-domestic connections which use biomass (wood pellet) as a heat source.

The Future of Heating

The Department of Energy and Climate Change’s 2013 heat strategy.

Barriers to Deployment of District Heating Networks

An insightful study by BRE, University of Edinburgh and the Centre for Sustainable Energy for the Department of Energy & Climate Change (March 2013)