Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programme: capital projects - March 2024

Information on the projects which have received funding through the Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programme.

Millerhill Low Carbon District Heating Project

Project Organisation:

Midlothian Council

Technology type(s):

Construction of energy centre and heat network using heat from the Millerhill Energy from Waste Plant


Shawfair, Midlothian

Grant value:


Predicted completion date:

Summer 2024

Project description:

The Project will install an exemplar low carbon district heating network at the new, emerging town of Shawfair which uses heat from the Millerhill Energy from Waste plant to deliver heat to the first plots of the Shawfair development. This initial network will be capable of expansion into the wider Midlothian, East Lothian and Edinburgh areas. The new joint venture ESCO between Midlothian Council, Vattenfall Heat UK and Midlothian Energy Limited has now been established and will lead on securing relevant heat off-take and supply agreements with the relevant parties and establishing an appropriate and a tiered tariff structure for end users.


Email: HeatNetworkFund@gov.scot

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