Project Update – Sept 2021

Project Update September 2021.

We are delighted that 183 Stithians residents have now registered their interest in taking part in the project. We have concluded an initial geological study which shows that the ground beneath Stithians has high thermal conductivity making it ideal for a ground source heat network.

The study provides information about the best routes through the village that would allow us to heat every house. We are now working on narrowing this down to the most economical route to heat homes in the village.

Heat Network Connection

Mimicking a traditional gas framework, our innovative Shared Ground Loop Arrays (SGLA) link a series of boreholes to multiple properties via an ambient temperature distribution system.

Properties included in this project are subject to an annual connection fee for use of the SGLA. You can learn more about the costs related to the connection charge and view the terms of the agreement on our website.

Heat the Streets connection charge is like long-standing “split ownership” arrangements within the gas sector, with the underground infrastructure owned and maintained separately from the Ground Source Heat Pumps (GSHP) installed inside the properties.

On the Road

The Heat the Streets team will be attending the Planet A Decarbonisation Roadshow on 12 October and the Chacewater Energy Day 20 Nov.

Once we’ve mapped out our Heat Network, we will be inviting those whose properties are along the route to information events, where we will be able to discuss the next stages of the project with them and answer any questions that they have.