Heat network funding boost for city

By on 30/01/2014 in Cllr McKay, News

Funding to help Birmingham City Council develop plans for new heat networks was confirmed by Ed Davey, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, today (January 30).

A total of £120,600 has been awarded to the council through the Heat Networks Delivery Unit Grant Funding Programme to carry out planning and feasibility studies in four locations for possible networks - which offer cheaper and greener energy supplies to properties linked to them.

Cllr James McKay, Cabinet Member for a Green, Safe and Smart City at Birmingham City Council, said: “It is hugely encouraging to get the Government's seal of approval for the plans we are developing to make Birmingham's energy supplies greener, cleaner and cheaper.

“Much has been said about the cost of living crisis that grips society. Heat networks are part of a wider solution, one of the ways in which the council can support residents and businesses to make their day-to-day expenses more manageable.

“The ambition to better understand the possible future mix of Birmingham's energy supply, including heat networks, was outlined in the Carbon Roadmap which the Green Commission published in November 2013.

“This funding will help take our plans one step closer to reality and place us at the forefront of the heat networks movement nationally.”

Birmingham City Council's successful applications to the Heat Networks Delivery Unit Grant Funding Programme were as follows:

1. Birmingham City Energy Masterplanning - to procure expert services to complete an energy master plan for Birmingham to identify the strategic locations for CHP networks.

2. Tyseley Heat Network - to procure expert services to complete the necessary work for the preparation of investment documents, business plans and financial models to develop a heat network in the area.

3. Selly Oak, Edgbaston and Bournville Heat Network - to procure expert services to complete the necessary work for the preparation of investment documents, business plans and financial models to develop a heat network in the area.

4. Icknield Port Loop - to procure expert services to services to complete energy planning feasibility work for this major regeneration area on the western edge of the city centre.

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