Publication - Strategy/plan

Clyde Mission: energy masterplan

Published: 13 Oct 2021
Directorate:
Economic Development Directorate
Part of:
Energy, Environment and climate change
ISBN:
9781802012941

This masterplan will support the strategic development of low carbon heat and energy infrastructure projects that align to the goals of the Clyde Mission. It aims to support the identification and development of a portfolio of heat and energy related investment opportunities in within the CM area.

Clyde Mission: energy masterplan
13 High level delivery plan

13 High level delivery plan

The Clyde Mission Team is in the process of agreeing their overall capital funding timeline.

Projects in the Clyde Mission area could potentially access the £25 million announced in the 2020/21 Programme for Government (PfG). Eligible projects would be delivered within a five-year timeframe. The formal application process for accessing this capital support has yet to be defined.

A typical heat network project timeline is around four years from development, through commercialisation to operation: with around five months for feasibility and options assessment, 12 months for detailed feasibility and project development, a further 12 months for finance, procurement and contract negotiation, before 18 months of design and build. These key steps are common to the development of any large energy infrastructure project. In the sections below, the key steps associated with procuring the different heat and electricity-supply options under consideration for the four shortlisted projects are presented as road maps.

13.1 District Energy Network Roadmap: EfW Heat Recovery

The following is a strategy for procuring the heat from an EfW and details for each stage.

  • EfW Heat Recovery Opportunity
    • Identify EfW operator
    • Identify EfW's peak electricity and heat production
    • Examine the waste-heat production profile
    • Undertake detailed feasibility study
    • Negotiate heat-supply agreements with EfW as well as identified heat consumers
  • District Energy Network Design & Construction
    • Commence design of district energy network and energy centre within the EfW
    • Tender and procurement of district energy network
  • Completion of District Energy Network
    • District energy network completed and ready for connection
    • Network to building connections to be commissioned
    • Onsite connections and equipment commissioned
    • Testing and commissioning programme in-line with required construction programme and operational date.

13.2 District Energy Network Roadmap: Water-Source Heat Pump

The following is a strategy for procuring a water-source heat pump district heating network and details for each stage.

  • Water Source Heat Pump Opportunity
    • Examine temperature variability of water source and the corresponding variation in heat pump performance
    • Undertake detailed feasibility study
    • Negotiate a heat-supply agreement with consumers
  • District Energy Network Design & Construction
    • Commence design of district energy network and energy centre
    • Tender and procurement of energy centre and district energy network
  • Completion of District Energy Network
    • District energy network completed and ready for connection
    • Network to building connections to be commissioned
    • Onsite connections and equipment commissioned
    • Testing and commissioning programme in-line with required construction programme and operational date.

13.3 Onsite Roof-top Solar PV

The following is a strategy for procuring the onsite Solar PV.

  • Onsite solar PV Design Stage
    • Provide renewable energy targets to Architects / Design Team as part of council's client brief.
    • Co-ordination with Architects/Design team to incorporate Solar PV
  • Onsite solar PV Tender Stage
    • Produce performance specifications and tender drawings to procure Solar PV on site
    • Finalise Solar PV connection application with Scottish Power (local Distribution Network Operator)
  • Onsite solar PV Construction Stage
    • DBOM Contract
    • Installation of Solar PV as part of build
    • Connection to site LV infrastructure

13.4 Onsite wind turbine, ground-mounted PV, solar carport

The following is a high-level strategy for setting up onsite renewable energy generation.

  • Onsite Renewable Energy Design Stage
    • Provide renewable energy targets to Architects / Design Team as part of council's client brief.
    • Detailed feasibility study
    • Co-ordination with Architects/Design team to incorporate renewable electricity technologies
  • RFP
    • Issue RFP to pre identified potential partners
    • Conduct Due Diligence on the capabilities of partners
  • Tender Negotiations
    • Select partner(s) based on the technical and commercial consideration
    • Negotiation and finalising PPA Agreements
  • Construction
    • Partners to construct and commission renewable generation in line with required operational dates

Contact

Email: clydemission@gov.scot