Glenrothes Energy Network: Overview

Fife Council working in partnership with RWE and the Scottish Government have completed phase 1 of the Glenrothes Energy Network.

Using heat from RWE’s Markinch Biomass CHP Plant, the network supplies low carbon heat to businesses and houses within Glenrothes town centre, lowering energy bills and helping to prevent fuel poverty and climate change. Fife Council has a target to reduce carbon emissions by 42% by 2020 and 80% by 2050.

Total project capital costs are estimated at £23.911m. RWE have committed £13.573m. Capital funding of £8.559m was secured from the Scottish Government’s Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programme. Fife Council’s Climate Change Mitigation Fund is contributing £1.55m and Housing Revenue Account £0.233m.
Construction of the energy centre and heat network are now complete.

Work is currently underway looking at connecting local businesses. The network is ready for the future with the potential to connect more domestic customers when additional funding is sourced.





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