Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programme: capital projects - March 2024

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

Glenrothes Energy Network

Project Organisation:

Fife Council and RWE

Technology type(s):

Heat network using steam produced from a CHP (combined heat and power) biomass plant


Glenrothes, Fife

Grant value:


Completion date:

April 2019

Project description:

The heat network utilises steam produced from the RWE CHP biomass plant to provide heat to a range of customers including a theatre complex, 33 homes comprising very sheltered housing, 9 business units and Fife Council’s corporate headquarters.

The project demonstrates the potential of unused existing infrastructure for heat networks, with the heat output from the RWE Markinch Biomass plant repurposed for district heating. It also demonstrates how the relative strengths of the public and private sectors can be combined through partnering, in tackling climate change. Back up boilers help to cope with peak demand.


Email: HeatNetworkFund@gov.scot

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