Here is a list of community groups utilising heat pumps.

The benefits of heat pumps include:

  • Suitable for properties off the gas grid, or to replace direct electric heating systems
  • Can provide income through the government's Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)
  • Can lower carbon emissions, depending on the fuel type being replaced.
  • No heating oil or LPG deliveries are needed.
  • Long term shift away from relying on natural gas to heat properties where electricity generation is provided by low carbon sources, thus improving energy security.

Projects

The Montessori Place Primary School, Uckfield

Annan Court in Uckfield is undergoing a gradual refurbishment by The Montessori Place in order to be used as a school. The site is set in beautiful protected woodland near farmland and is believed to have the largest walled garden ...

Local Energy Scotland

Local Energy Scotland is a consortium made up of the Energy Saving Trust (EST), Changeworks, The Energy Agency, Scarf and The Wise Group. Local Energy Scotland administers and manages the Scottish Government's Community and Renewable Energy Scheme (CARES) with support ...

Wellington Baptist church and community centre biomass boiler

Last year we replaced a very old oil boiler with a new froling p4 100 kW pellet boiler in the community centre Due to the short time to complete before tariff drop we used some short term finance to complete ...

Transition Eynsham Area (GreenTEA)

A member of the Transition Towns movement, founded to give local people resilience to the problems caused by Climate Change. Our group was founded in January 2009 and now has a core group and five working groups: Waste; Energy; Food; ...

Grand Union Community Energy Ltd. (GUCE)

The objects of the Society shall be to carry on any business for the benefit of the community by: a) promoting reductions in carbon emissions and the sustainable use of energy; b) the generation of renewable energy and developing, installing ...

Brampton and Beyond Energy Ltd

A 500kW anaerobic digestion plant on Carlisle Airport

Warm & well

In June 2016, PEC were awarded almost £500,000 from the Big Lottery Fund to use for 4 years to help disabled people in Plymouth stay warm and well. They can now support anyone with a physical disability, mental health need ...

Fuelling Manchester

We are a group of volunteers, activists and practitioners involved in Community Energy in the Greater Manchester area. We meet to network, share information and grew the Community Energy sector locally. Come along to our next social, there's no agenda ...

The Springbok Sustainable Wood Heat Co-operative

Springbok Sustainable Wood Heat Co-operative operates a wood chip fuelled district heating system on the Springbok Estate near Alfold, Surrey. The estate does not have access to the gas grid and prior to the installation of the biomass system the ...

Community-Led heat projects

There is increasing interest in the UK in developing more heat networks at a range of scales, from two or more buildings connected together up to whole towns and districts sharing heat. In recognition of this interest, DECC has commissioned ...

National Heat Map

The National Heat Map supports the planning and deployment of local low-carbon energy projects in England. It aims to achieve this by providing publicly accessible, high-resolution, web-based maps of heat demand by area. The map can be used to explore ...