Aberdeen Heat & Power Ltd is a ‘not for profit’ company that was set up by Aberdeen City Council in 2002 to develop and operate district heating and CHP (Combined Heat & Power) schemes in their area. The scheme has grown through the of three principal projects and now supplies around 1200 flats in multi story blocks and 8 public buildings. Carbon emissions from these buildings have reduced by 45% and typical fuel costs to tenants have been reduced by 50% over the previous heating system. Customer satisfaction surveys have indicated that tenants are very satisfied with the heating system. The schemes have received three high profile awards – UK Housing Awards 2008 – Increasing Environmental Sustainability and Outstanding achievement in Housing in the UK and the COSLA Excellence 2008 silver award.
The Company continues to develop their District Heating network and is currently installing a £1m extension of underground mains towards the City Centre with the aim of providing heat to the Council’s Town House and other public buildings en-route.
Current developments include: