The Leicester District Energy Scheme is supplying low-cost, low-carbon energy to major civic buildings and 3,000 homes across the city – cutting CO2 emissions by 15,400 tonnes per year.
The Leicester District Energy Scheme is operated by ENGIE working in partnership with Leicester City Council (LCC) and The University of Leicester.
The service is being delivered through a new subsidiary company – Leicester District Energy Company (LDEC), with an investment of £14M from ENGIE and more than £1M of Community Energy Saving Programme (CESP) funding to link Leicester City Council housing to the district heating networks. This provides consumers with significant carbon, energy and cost savings.
More than 14km of insulated pipework has been laid across the city to deliver heating and hot water to more than 19 civic buildings, including De Montfort Hall, the Town Hall and various schools, community centres and libraries. It also serves the University of Leicester and almost 3,000 council homes on six different housing estates.
LDEC has been developed under an award-winning framework based on the successful Birmingham and Southampton District Energy Schemes.
- 79GWh of heat p.a.
- Incorporating CHP and biomass boiler plant
- More than 14km of installed pipework
- Saves more than 15,400 tonnes of CO2 emissions p.a.