District heat network in Leeds secures £4.2m

West Yorkshire Combined Authority has approved almost £4.2 million to improve the Leeds District Heat Network. The £21.6 million Leeds District Heat Network scheme involves the construction of 4.5 kilometres […]

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By Jonny Bairstow

West Yorkshire Combined Authority has approved almost £4.2 million to improve the Leeds District Heat Network.

The £21.6 million Leeds District Heat Network scheme involves the construction of 4.5 kilometres of insulated underground pipework, connecting the city’s recycling and energy recovery facility.

Heat generated at the plant will be piped directly into resident’s homes, helping them save money on heating bills and slashing the city’s emissions – it is expected to be able to heat the equivalent of 25,000 flats.

The initiative will help the council achieve its ambition to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 40% between 2005 and 2020.