Hebburn Renewable Energy Scheme
The Hebburn Renewable Energy Scheme will provide renewable heat to public sector buildings in Hebburn.
The project will provide renewable heat for:
- Hebburn Central
- Durham Court (high rise flats)
More buildings may be added at a later date.
Originally the project planned to use mine water pumps in its operation. However following drilling work, there will now be a focus on using air source heat pumps to generate energy.
The project is expected to provide carbon savings of around 319 tonnes each year, and help towards our goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2030.
It will not necessarily impact on the cost of your energy bills. However, it means that energy is being provided through sustainable and innovative means.
The overall cost of the project is £7.7 million, with the European Regional Development Fund contributing 50% (£3.85 million). The Council are funding the remaining 50%.