Hebburn Renewable Energy Scheme


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Work is now complete on the build of the Paul Younger Centre, Hebburn's Renewable Energy Centre, which will now provide renewable heat to buildings and residents in the town.

The project will provide renewable heat for:

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 is now 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%.

NELEP Mine Water Energy Task Force visit
Crane lift on site
Conductor casing of the abstraction well
244mm temporary casing
Abstraction well and Re-Injection Well
Workmen with the temporary casing on the abstraction well
Steel frame for new energy centre
Paul Younger Centre
Paul Younger Centre internal