Our focus is to support Scotland's transition to a low carbon economy and help it reach its climate change targets. Not only does our work generate cost and carbon savings, but it supports local economic development and improves the quality of public buildings and assets.
Using district heating as an alternative energy source to supply heat and hot water to the home can go a long way towards alleviating fuel poverty.
As a result, district heating has been identified as a core priority by Scottish Government with the public sector playing a key role as a facilitator of district heating schemes, as well as a significant generator and purchaser of heat.
For the public sector to play its part, we’re actively supporting the Heat Network Partnership by providing financial and procurement expertise to pathfinder projects and are supporting numerous local authorities in the development of district heating initiatives.
This short video shows how a district heating systems works.