Aberdeen Heat and Power

Aberdeen Heat and Power Ltd, is an independent non profit making company set up by Aberdeen City Council to oversee combined heat and power development and installations throughout the area.

Cost saving and reduced domestic energy bills for Aberdeen Heat and Power

Aberdeen Heat & Power has arrangements in place to actively manage the CHP plants and to sell the electricity generated to Green Energy, or to individual domestic or commercial customers in the City.

The challenge

Supplying efficient and reliable heating and hot water is important to ensure communities can live comfortably - this is even more important where there are vulnerable communities and potential fuel poverty issues. District heating is a system for distributing heat generated in a centralized location for residential and commercial heating requirements such as space heating and water heating. Aberdeen City Council identified CHP as the best way to deliver energy to the Hazelhead community as this could provide higher efficiencies and better pollution control than boilers for individual homes.

The solution

Veolia (Cogenco) Combined Heat and Power was selected to design, install and commission the 300kWe and 488kWth combined heat and power unit in the Hazlehead Energy Centre - this supplies 198 domestic dwellings with heat and Hazlehead Academy, a large school serving western Aberdeen, with both heat and electricity. The unit has variable run hours during the year from 24 to 17 depending on the demand and is remotely monitored by Veolia to ensure the required availability.

The benefits

  • Cost savings that reduce domestic energy bills
  • Reduction in fuel poverty
  • CO2 emission reductions in line with carbon targets
  • High efficiency energy delivery
  • Year round operational support