Heat networks (sometimes referred to as district heating) will provide businesses in the Enterprise Zone with a cost-effective and lower carbon energy source; putting them in place will reduce carbon emissions from the zone by around 1,300 tonnes per year.
Heat networks are networks of underground pipes that supply energy and heat across a geographic region, powered by a local energy centre. In Bristol, the network is divided into different sections that cover areas across the city, and the first section to be completed will feed directly into the Enterprise Zone, as well as bits of the city centre and Redcliffe. The map below shows the full span of the first phase of the network (please click on the image for a larger version).
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