The Exeter Energy Network project refurbishes the energy centre at RD&E Hospital Wonford site and delivers a heat network to take heat from there to the city centre. The new CHP in the energy centre would provide 16GWh of electricity to the RD&E. Heat supplies at Wonford hospital comprise up to 16GWhth of steam and medium temperature hot water and the supply of heat to outlying building on the site through the core heat network. The core heat network is 6.5km long and provides total of 21GWhth through low temperature hot water to commercial heat users along a corridor into the city centre. The initial capital cost of the core scheme is estimated at £17.5m. District heating networks also facilitate greater local energy resilience, the potential to capture and use waste heat, and provide an easier transition to fossil fuel free technologies.
Low carbon CHP generating 16GWh electricity, 37GWH thermal, 6.5km District Heating pipe network.