|Cardenden Heat And Power|
WHAT IS CHAP?
CHAP stands for ‘Cardenden Heat and Power’. CHAP is a renewable energy project under development by OVHA that aims to deliver affordable heating and hot water to the tenants and residents of Cardenden. The project will be rolled out in stages across the town. Biomass fuel will be used for the scheme and will come from recycled waste wood and sustainably grown crops. In the unlikely event of wood not being available at any stage, such as in times of repair or extreme weather preventing delivery, gas would be used.
WHAT IS BIOMASS-FED HEAT AND POWER?
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WHO IS INVOLVED?
CHAP has two primary stakeholders in Ore Valley Housing Association and Fife Council. Both organisations have considerable levels of social housing in Cardenden and are keen to see their tenants benefit from the benefits delivered by this project. The project is being managed by Energetic Project Management on behalf of these two stakeholders.
HOW WILL IT ALL WORK?
A small power plant would be built in close proximity to Cardenden and a network of hot water pipes will be installed throughout the town. Each connected home would have its boiler replaced with a heat exchanger which would then link in with the existing radiator system. Once the heat has been utilised in the home, the water would be returned for re-use and re-heating back at the energy centre. The energy centre will also generate 35GW hours of power for export to the national grid, the equivalent power demand of 7,143 average UK homes. The scheme will also save 22,400 tonnes of CO2 each year, the equivalent emissions from 2462 Fife homes.