Midlothian Council
July 2018 - Ongoing
ESCo Market Sounding / LCITP Bid Development / Stakeholder Liason & Management / Commercial Model Review / Feasibility Study
Our Role
Assist the client in the full development of the scheme

Project details

Midlothian Council are exploring the opportunity for an innovative District Heating Network scheme, taking otherwise waste heat from a newly built 20MW EfW facility located within its own council area and delivering it to local customers; principally the new Shawfair development of up to 4000 new homes and associated properties

Our Role

Using the skills, expertise and experience of the team, Ener-Vate assisted the client in the full development of the scheme. Taking the previously completed feasibility study, Ener-Vate analysed its assumptions and recommendations and liaised with both the main stakeholders to agree initial heads of Terms for Heat purchase and Supply suitable for all parties. Ener-Vate then led on the Market Engagement with 6 major UK suppliers to gauge their interest in providing services to the scheme and/or becoming an investor partner.

Specific Scope

Heads of Terms negotiation with Heat Provider and Taker/ Feasibility Study assessment and recommendations/Market Engagement/LCITP Bid Support/Risk Identification/Assessment and Mitigation Report/Commercial Model review and recommendations

End Result

LCITP Bid completed in time along with all supporting risk assessment, commercial validation. Supporting Heads of Terms with key stakeholders and Market Engagement letters of support.

Ener-Vate Benefits:

  • Deep and knowledgeable experience of the ESCo market
  • Risk analysis and mitigation of this large scheme
  • Deep understanding of commercial modelling and how it adapts across a long- term build period
  • Thorough knowledge of contract structure and benefits to suit scheme requirements