Aberdeen Heat and Power

CountryUnited Kingdom

Involved Regions:  Aberdeen 

Website: http://www.aberdeenheatandpower.co.uk

Number of Members: 2500

Capacity in in Megawatts (MW): 2

Involved RES Sectors: Geothermal

Short Description

Aberdeen Heat & Power Ltd is a ‘not for profit’ company that was set up by Aberdeen City Council in 2002 to develop and operate district heating and CHP (Combined Heat & Power) schemes in their area. The scheme has grown through the development of four principal projects and now supplies around 2350 flats in 33 multi story blocks and 15 public buildings. Carbon emissions from these buildings have reduced by 45% and typical fuel costs to tenants have been reduced by up to 50% over the previous electric heating systems. Customer satisfaction surveys have indicated that tenants are very satisfied with the heating system. The schemes have received four high profile awards – UK Housing Awards 2008 – Increasing Environmental Sustainability and Outstanding achievement in Housing in the UK and the COSLA Excellence 2008 silver award. In 2013 Aberdeen Heat & Power won a prestigious award for Excellence from Global District Energy Climate Awards, and in 2015 we were very proud to win a VIBES (Vision In Business Environment Scotland) Award under the category of Product or Service.

Key Facts

We have replaced electric heating system within high riseblocks with high efficiency CHP, thereby reducing carbon
footprint by circa 40%. For householders the cost of
heating has reduced by between 20 and 50% depending
on circumstances. Other benefits include:

• Multi storey blocks are much warmer
• Reduced turnover
• Reduced dampness
•Improvements in health
•Improvements in social conditions
• Significantly reduced level of complaints”

Contact Person


Michael, King

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