Case Study 

Rotherham Heat Network Detailed Development 

Greencoat Capital & 1Energy [Rotherham Heat Limited 
Create a city centre heat network taking heat from the existing Templeborough biomass power station 


The Rotherham Heat project, developed by Nordic Energy on behalf of Greencoat Capital, was a heat network supplied with heat from the Templeborough Biomass Power Plant. Planned connections included Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council (RMBC) properties and local Industrial heat users. HNIP funding of £8.3m was secured alongside non-domestic RHI worth circa £12m over the life of the project. 
The project capital included heat distribution pipework, heat transfer plant linking TBPP to the network (including substation, pipe connections and HIU) and back-up energy centre plant. A new project Rotherham Energy has replaced Rotherham Heat. Nordic Energy has supported the development of this revised programme that has received substantial funding from the Green Heat Network Fund. 


Modelling the technical and commercial implications of a steam off-take from the power plant and negotiating delivery with turbine manufacturer Doosan Skoda. 
Identifying and engaging dozens of commercial heat customers in the city. 
Succesful application for £8.3m of grant funding from Heat Network Infrastructure Project and circa £12m non-domestic RHI over the course of project operation. 

Key Statistics  

£16m capital cost 
25GWh per year of thermal energy 
The Rotherham heat network has been a real rollercoaster. We succesfully obtained funding for it in 2020, but then delays due to COVID meant that the funding timelines could not be met. 
With new funders on board, we are now well on track for Green Heat Network Funding. 
Mark Woodward 
Nordic Energy 
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