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A new district energy network is set to be developed in order to continue the decarbonisation of Plymouth’s public buildings.

The Civic Centre District Energy Scheme will extend an existing heat network that links the Guildhall and the Council House. Over the next few years, it will also be expanded to the nearby Combined Court and the Theatre Royal, with the potential for future connections.

Heat networks can share larger sources of renewable or waste heat across areas, as well as improving energy security and air quality.

How is this helping Devon reach net-zero?   

Action E1.7. Appraise the potential for low carbon heat networks in new development to make best use of existing heat producers e.g. the Energy from Waste facility in Exeter, and as a retrofit opportunity in off-gas areas.

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