Energy scheme could help drive down energy bills for over 200 homes in Perth

A new renewable energy scheme could help over 200 homes in Perth reduce their overall energy bills and lift themselves out of fuel poverty, a recent news report in the local media has found.

The River Tay Heat Pump and District Heating project aims to use water heat exchange pumps to capture renewable energy from the River Tay without harming wildlife, with the resulting District Heating Network being able to supply affordable heat to 211 rented houses, four serviced sites and manufacturing units at Perth Food & Drink Park, North Muirton Primary School and possibly other public buildings in the first phase.

A business case for the project has successfully secured £2 million from the Scottish Government-funded Local Energy Challenge Fund towards the heat pipe network costs. The scheme will be one of the largest demonstrator projects of its type in the UK.

Individual households which are linked to the scheme should benefit from reduced total fuel bills by £200 per year from electric heating and £100 per year from gas heating. The project will also reduce carbon emission by 450 tonnes of CO2 per year.

Councillor Alan Grant, vice-convener of the strategic policy & resources committee, said: “The River Tay Heat Pump and District Heating Project allows us to tap into the immense power of the river in a way which will not harm wildlife, but will provide a source of renewable energy and access to cheaper heating to reduce fuel poverty in the north of Perth and help attract more food & drink related businesses to Perth on the basis of lower energy costs.

“The project will also be used as a model for the roll-out of similar schemes across the region, and potentially across Scotland. Together with the solar farm at Perth Food & Drink Park, this project demonstrates the exciting potential of Perth City as we continue to innovate for the future, and in doing so create higher-value, higher-skilled jobs.”

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All in all, the HeatSave TRVs enable users to achieve some pretty impressive savings, as they will help reduce your heating bills by up to 30%.

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