Project lead: Clackmannanshire Council
Local Energy Challenge Fund award amount: £24,852
The project will install up to 100 sites with a hydropower turbine which when combined with a Water Sourced Heat Pump (WSHP) will generate genuinely ‘green’ heat and electricity which could potentially be extended to help reduce fuel poverty for local communities across Scotland.
The heat and energy supplied by the hydropower turbine (pico- or micro- scale) and the WSHP will be supplied by a large number of Clackmannanshire Council owned or administered premises and Housing Association properties.
The project will also develop a control and management system that will monitor the dynamics of the available energy sources (electricity and heat) and match them with the prevailing loads or demands and balance the delivery for optimum efficiency over time.