Project lead: Craighall Energy Ltd

Local Energy Challenge Fund award amount: £24,900

Area: Glasgow City


Craighall Energy Ltd aims to develop a large, highly innovative and sustainable community energy scheme which will bring together stakeholders from Government, local authority, further education and private industry to develop a localised not-for-profit business model.

The project’s vision is to reduce fuel poverty and promote a low carbon energy approach through the development of an integrated District Heat (DH) network and thermal energy storage system. This should make heat and power more affordable to residential and public service buildings within Glasgow city centre.


Local Energy Challenge Fund grant funding will support the development of a project incorporating the retrofit of various energy efficiency measures to a large industrial brewing and packaging process (including, both decentralised heat and power generation, in the form of CHP and waste heat recovery via absorption heat chillers) and the design and construction of an integrated DH network and associated thermal energy storage.

The aim is for these technologies to be ultimately capable of feeding affordable and low carbon heating and hot water to many domestic dwellings (mainly social landlord owned) and public buildings within the local city centre community.

Read the final project report.