Over GBP 54M in additional Heat Network Investment Project (HNIP) funding will be provided to four different projects across England. The latest projects to receive funding from the scheme are expected to provide heat to up to 28,000 homes and businesses funding. These heat networks will serve as a replacement for relying directly on oil or gas heating systems.
The GBP 320M HNIP has now been replaced by the Green Heat Network Fund incentive that will be used to create more sustainable district heating solutions and finance work to reduce carbon from systems already in use. However, several projects that have previously applied for money from the HNIP have now been unveiled. This includes projects designed to expand existing networks to a wider number of homes, as well as implementing heat pumps or energy-from-waste (EfW) solutions.
The latest funding announcements under the HNIP scheme include GBP 27.8M that will be provided to Haringey London Borough Council for two separate heat network projects.
Of this funding, GBP 10.6M will be provided to the Wood Green District Heating Network and GBP 17.2M will be used to develop the Tottenham Hale and Broadwater Farm District Heating Network.
The two networks are expected to supply heat to 10,000 homes when work is completed.
Other projects to receive funding include Thamesway Energy Limited. The group has been awarded GBP 9.4M to expand an existing heat network that supports homes, businesses, and public sector buildings in Woking town centre.