Yarn Street H2010, Leeds

Yarn Street H2010, Leeds

Executive Summary

Vital Energi's track record of delivering low carbon solutions and District Heating networks has seen it provide energy schemes which lower bills and help to take people out of fuel poverty. In the case of H2010 our solutions delivered 15% savings off residents' energy bills each year when compared to gas.

  • chp
    1.35MW electricity exported to grid per annum
  • reducing-carbon (1)
    £14m contract value
  • billing
    25 year ESCo agreement
  • home-house
    315 dwellings served

Project Overview

Vital Energi has been appointed to deliver and operate a low carbon community energy scheme to new homes at the heart of the new Aire Valley “eco-settlement” area of Yorkshire.

The new development will include a mixture of two to five bedroom houses and one and two bedroom apartments. It is being designed to achieve Level 3 under the Code for Sustainable Homes and will incorporate a state-of-the-art sustainable energy system to provide low cost and low carbon heat and power.

Situated on the Hunslet Waterfront in the centre of Leeds, the 220 new Miller Homes properties are being part-funded by a £1.7 million Low Carbon Infrastructure Fund (LCIF) and Vital Energi has been appointed as the Energy Services Company (ESCo) for the development.

Our Solution

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Vital Energi has designed, supplied and installed, and is now operating and maintaining, a pioneering new Combined Heat and Power (CHP) energy centre for Phase 2 of the development.  This will connect 80 houses to the energy supply with a further 141 homes being connected over the next three years.

Vital Energi will also operate the scheme for 25 years, providing a full service to residents, including energy metering and billing as well as related customer service.

Solution detail

The H2010 CHP scheme evolved from project conception to providing new homes with low carbon heating and cheaper energy costs within 2.5 years. This achievement is in no small part down to the considerable dedication and commitment of the team at Vital Energi. Its creativity ensured that any challenges encountered on the way were solved efficiently and effectively to deliver a fantastic project on time and on budget. The design, build and operate model employed by Vital Energi and its partners Miller Homes at H2010, provides me with the comfort that the benefits of this project will endure long into the future.

Luke McDonald , Land & Regeneration Technical Manager

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