UTC connects to Sheffield ‘green heat’ network

The newly formed University Technical College (UTC) on Matilda Street is the latest property to connect to Sheffield’s award winning District Energy Network.

Energy and heat is produced at the Energy Recovery Facility on Bernard Road, using waste that cannot be recycled. Kerbside black bin waste that is collected by Veolia Environmental Services on behalf of Sheffield City Council is incinerated at the site. The incineration process generates low carbon energy in the form of electricity for the national grid and heat which is used in Sheffield’s District Energy network. The heat is pumped through underground pipes to properties which are connected to the network.
The network provides ‘green heat’ to 149 properties across the city including The Town Hall, Ponds Forge, The Crucible and The Winter Gardens.

Jack Scott, Cabinet Member for Environment, Recycling and Streetscene comments, “We are very pleased to welcome our newest customer to the District Energy Network, the UTC. The District Energy network began in Sheffield in 1976 and remains one of the largest networks within the UK, providing a greener, low carbon heating solution using waste that would otherwise be sent to landfill.”

Nick Crew, Principal, UTC said “UTC Sheffield is committed to developing learning around sustainable energy solutions within our curriculum. The partnership with Veolia and Sheffield City Council clearly matches this vision. We look forward to developing further learning partnerships with Veolia and Sheffield City Council to use their expertise to enrich and inform our students”.

To find out more about District Heating or the energy recovery process, click here or call 0114 273 4567. If you are a Twitter user and wish to follow us we can be found at www.twitter.com/recycle4Shef

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Contacts

Ashleigh Salmon
off. : 0203 567 3663
ashleigh.salmon2@veolia.com
Kate Townrow
off. : 0203 567 3720
kate.townrow@veolia.com
Visit us at www.veolia.co.uk/sheffield or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/Recycle4Shef