£6m funding for local authority heat networks

Posted at September 21, 2013 | By : | Categories : News,Renewables,Rural Business | Comments Off on £6m funding for local authority heat networks

A £6 million grant funding programme has been launched to help Local Authorities in England and Wales develop new heating and cooling networks, and expand existing ones.

To collect a share of the funding, applicants need to submit innovative proposals for networks that, as much as possible, draw heat energy from renewable, sustainable or recoverable sources.

The bidding process will continue for 18 months through a series of six rounds with winning criteria including: the potential for commercial development; contribution towards low carbon and energy reduction objectives; compatibility with wider low carbon and growth agendas; commitment to robust project management and governance.

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