Firle Village District Heating System

Belinda Lyster-Binns

Following an initial feasibility study we conducted in 2017, we are now working with the Firle Estate in East Sussex and community energy specialists, the Brighton & Hove Energy Services Cooperative (BHESCo) to build a comprehensive technical study into the options available to take this beautiful South Downs village off fossil fuels through the installation of a dedicated 2km district heating system.  The scheme will include the supply of heating and hot water to both domestic and commercial users in the village.  Our work will identify the optimum technical mix of low-carbon technologies and, in addition to heat, will consider options for behind and beyond the meter low-carbon power generation and storage systems.  The final scheme will be delivered through a community energy supply company administered by BHESCo.  In addition to the technical scope report, our work will subsequently entail contractor tender and project management.

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