Project lead: Highland Council

Project partners: Caol Community

Area: Highland

Main technology: District Heating (Water Source Heat Pump)

Local Energy Challenge Fund grant awarded: £0

Project summary

The key objective of this project is the provision of low carbon, sustainable, affordable heat via an innovative water source heat pump district heating network to Highland Council houses within the Caol community.

Simultaneously, the replacement heating within the local authority housing will accelerate progression towards national targets such as the Scottish Housing Quality Standards and the provision of low carbon heat for district heating.

This project could also be replicated in other parts of Scotland and the Highlands and Islands converting renewable electricity into heat in an efficient and cost effective manner.

Following a panel decision, this project was moved from phase 2 to phase 1 and will be able to resubmit a phase 2 proposal in competition with other phase 1 projects.