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News - 5 December 2014
Edgeley Green waste heat funding
The Department for Energy and Climate Change [DECC] has awarded £43,500 to examine the potential to use waste heat generated by the proposed Edgeley Green Power Station and any future replacement Shoreham Power Station in a district heating network.
This will cover heat mapping, master-planning and a feasibility study. If these studies suggest that a heat network is viable, a more detailed project development and business plan will be produced, subject to funding availability.
A district heating network for Shoreham Harbour and surrounding areas could provide heat for both new and existing businesses, and could be connected to new development as well as retrofitted to older buildings. Using the waste heat in this way has a number of advantages; not only is it more sustainable and energy efficient, it is also likely to be significantly cheaper than heating homes and premises individually. This could be particularly beneficial to more vulnerable residents who may be at risk of fuel poverty and its associated effects on health and wellbeing.
This project is being coordinated in partnership with Brighton & Hove City Council. A Memorandum of Understanding between the two councils, the Shoreham Port Authority and Edgeley Green is currently being prepared.
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