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District Heating Scheme

CSWDC provides heat to the Coventry District Energy Company (CDEC) which provides 12,000 MWhThermal of heat via a 6.6km network of buried pipes to the following consumers in the city centre, delivering significant carbon savings:

  • Coventry City Council buildings
  • Herbert Art Gallery & Museum
  • Coventry Sports & Leisure Centre
  • Coventry Cathedral

Key Facts

  • More than 44MW of energy-from-waste capacity
  • 77MW of total plant thermal capacity
  • Incorporates a 600,000-litre thermal storage vessel for additional resilience
  • Gives customers a carbon saving of approximately 89% compared with a conventional stand-alone gas-fired system
  • Could save up to 25,000 tonnes of carbon if the system’s full capacity is utilised