Green light to £5m Bristol clean heat network
Source: Energy Live News
The Mayor of Bristol has approved a funding worth £5 million to build a low carbon heating network across the city.
The new infrastructure is part of the Council’s plans to be carbon neutral by 2050.
The project will suply clean heat to buildings across the region through a network of underground pipes connected to a number of energy centres including biomass boilers and gas combined heat and power (CHP) plants.
The network will be built in different phases, first the CHP plants will run on gas and as the city moves to carbon neutrality over time, they will be replaced by renewable alternatives.
The aim is to reduce carbon emissions, increase the city’s resilience to fluctuating energy prices and cut its reliance on gas.