Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programme: capital projects - March 2024

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

The Stirling Renewable Heat Demonstration Project

Project Organisation:

Stirling Council, Scottish Water Horizons and FES

Technology type(s):

Heat network, fuel cell, heat recovery system, heat pump


Forthside, Stirling

Grant value:

£2.1 million

Completion date:

August 2019

Project description:

The project installed a new energy centre and district heat network in the Forthside area of Stirling providing low carbon heat to multiple end users such as The Peak Leisure Centre, Forthbank Stadium, Enterprise House and St Modan’s High School. The project combines a fuel cell, heat recovery system from Stirling Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) and heat pump to supply heat for the new district heat network.

The project has carbon savings of approximately 381 tonnes per year, a reduction of 30% compared to BAU. Fifty four percent of these savings are as a result of the decarbonisation of heat going to the district heat network and 46% are due to the decarbonisation of electricity powering the WWTP.


Email: HeatNetworkFund@gov.scot

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