Springfield Properties, Elgin South
August 2018
DHN Feasibility
Our Role
Carry out an early feasibility study for the installation of a site-wide District Heating Network

Project Details

The Elgin South development will be a new community with c2500 new homes, supporting infrastructure, facilities and amenities. There will be local shopping, hospitality, leisure and opportunities for other business types.

Homes at Elgin South will be required to be built to high energy efficiency standards, comfortable to live in and importantly, inexpensive to run.

Our Role

To establish the best and most effective way to add to the carbon reduction credentials for the site Ener-Vate were appointed by Springfield Properties to carry out an early feasibility study on the whole development as to its suitability for the installation of a site -wide District Heating Network.

Springfield Properties and Ener-Vate had several meetings and exchanged the required information on the plans for the development including the house types, the house sizing and, crucially, the masterplan of timeframe of build.

The suitability of a District Heating Network also needs to consider the end customer cost to ensure that all aspects of consideration are carried out. Ener-Vate and the client met throughout the process to ensure that all commercial modelling was carried out on latest information and masterplan changes.

End Result

A full report including full information on commercial outputs, assumptions made, customer tariff and cost, risk and structural options of ownership.

The LONG-TERM nature of the build forecast is deemed prohibitive to the development of a DHN for this site.

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