Offering a combined saving of over £30,000 on the authority’s energy bill, the nine boilers will net the council a yearly income of £150,000 from the RHI – £3m over 20 years. They will also reduce C02 emissions by 10,400 tonnes.
Rural Energy won the contract as part of the council’s framework for biomass, which is open to all public sector bodies and simplifies the procurement process.
Warren Whyte, cabinet member for environment and planning, said: “This project takes a sensible long-term view, combining responsible energy consumption and supporting British sources of energy. We’re saving on heating costs and generating an income for the county, which is good news for our residents.”
Paul Clark, managing director at Rural Energy, said: “This has been a great project for us to work on and we are thrilled that the final commissioning works have now been completed. Biomass energy offers impressive carbon and financial savings to public sector bodies.”