Heat Networks Study
In 2017, the council carried out a Heat Mapping and Energy Masterplanning study. Funding was awarded from the Heat Network Delivery Unit, part of the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy for the work, which focused on identifying potential for developing heats network within Basingstoke.
A Heat Network is a series of insulated pipes, delivering heat to several buildings, from one central source such as a large boiler. This replaces the need for a boiler in each building and is a much more efficient way of heating, particularly when the demand for heating is high.
The final reports of the work can be found below. The recommendations of the study are now being taken forward by the council and other project partners.
The outcomes showed that the North Hampshire Hospital site would provide the greatest opportunity for a heat network system, so in 2018 a further study was commissioned. This was part funded again by the government's Heat Network Distribution Unit and assessed the feasibility and techno-economic potential of the site; the results can be seen in the attached reports below.