Stirling district heat network
Case study

Bringing low carbon heat to Stirling

We installed heat from waste water technology alongside a combined heat and power (CHP) engine to provide low carbon energy to a district heat network in the Forthside area of Stirling.

The technologies, used together for the first time in the UK, are providing heat to a number of end users.

These end users include the offices of Zero Waste Scotland, The Water Industry Comission for Scotland, The PEAK Leisure Centre and Forthside Conference Centre.

The project is a partnership between Stirling Council and us, and was partially funded by the Scottish Government’s Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programme (LCITP).

“The project is a fantastic example of [ the bold, innovative and world-leading policies we are implementing], using waste water to help provide energy to local public buildings and businesses.”

Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of Scotland

Using local Stirling company FES, the project was completed in late 2019 and has been designed to provide further capacity as heat demand increases and the Council expands its network.

Stirling Council is projected to save 381 tonnes of carbon a year with end users connected to the network set to save 10% on their energy bills.

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