Hull launches multi-million-pound project to decarbonise heat across city centre

Hull City Council’s planned district heating network will help achieve the region’s ambition to become carbon-neutral by 2030

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Hull has launched a multi-million-pound project to deliver low carbon heat to thousands of homes and businesses using a new heating network.

The Hull District Heating Project would supply the city centre with low carbon heating – it forms part of the Hull 2030 Carbon Neutral Strategy and is linked to the Humber LEP’s Energy Estuary ambition.

Hull City Council has set a goal to reach carbon-neutrality by 2030 and notes the planned district heating network will help reach its ambition to decarbonise heat across the region.

A tender process has now begun and will work to explore how the network will function and how it could be implemented – after this stage, the council will be presented with a business case, which it will use to make a final decision on how to progress to the construction stage of the network

Councillor Daren Hale, Portfolio Holder for Regeneration and Economic Investment, said: “The development of the district heating network is a key strategic and infrastructure project for the city.

“This is a fantastic example of the long-term ambitions and vision we have for Hull, which will support us to achieve our environmental goals as well as continue business growth and economic development.”