The Department for Energy Security & Net Zero’s (DESNZs) Green Heat Network Fund (GHNF) has awarded £91 million to seven low carbon heating projects.
Each of the seven projects chosen in the latest allocation is set to bolster the UK’s energy security, grow the economy and help create new, skilled jobs.
The projects receiving support from the Green Heat Networks Fund include:
- Bradford Energy Limited (£20 million) – to build an air source heat pump network to supply buildings in the city centre
- East Riding of Yorkshire Council (£12 million) – to create the Goole District Energy Network that will use waste heat from a manufacturing plant to power local homes and businesses
- Kirklees Council (£8.2 million) – to create the Huddersfield District Energy Network that will supply low carbon heat and electricity to public and private sector buildings in the town centre
- University of Reading (£2.1 million) – to decarbonise its Whiteknights Campus
“The UK is a world leader when it comes to reducing carbon emissions – but we must continue to push the boundaries to reach our net zero goal,” said Lord Callanan, minister for energy efficiency and green finance.
“These innovative projects will not only benefit the communities they serve, by reducing emissions and providing low-cost heating that helps to drive down energy bills, but also support the nation’s push for greater energy security and independence.
“They form part of our energy revolution – creating hundreds of new jobs for our ever-expanding green economy.”
The GHNF is a £288 million scheme opening in March 2022 and replacing the Heat Networks Investment Project, which closed in January 2022. The new scheme is expected to run until 2025 and will only fund heat network projects using low carbon heat sources.