The Moor Heating tour of Botton Village community, Danby YO21 2NJ, planned for the 26th January has now been re-arranged to Saturday 16th March. Meet in the lobby to the Community Shop at 2pm – park in the main car park. The short tour (about an hour) will look at the different renewable heat technologies they have installed, including a biomass pellet boiler. Whilst the houses are larger at Botton than standard houses and therefore need larger heating systems, visitors can see the steps the community have taken to reduce their carbon footprint by insulating properties and installing renewable heat technologies.
The resources produced for the biomass workshop held on the 9th February can be found through the following link.
Whilst all the Renewable Heat Premium Payment – community grants from the Moor Heating project have been allocated, expressions of interest are still being collected in case there is the opportunity for further grants from the Department of Energy and Climate Change.
To find out more about the Moor Heating project please contact Caryn Loftus, Moor Heating project manager by email or phone 01642 723137.
Therefore as part of the project, a biomass workshop is being run on Saturday 9th February, 2.00 – 4.00pm in Danby Village Hall. The workshop will start with a visit to the first installation of a biomass pellet boiler – a short walk from the village hall.
During the workshop you can hear about the first installation of a biomass boiler through the project; find out how to live with a biomass boiler; discover where to buy pellets; and discuss setting up a pellet ‘buying ring’.
The workshop and tour are open to anyone interested in biomass boilers. Whilst all the Renewable Heat Premium Payment – community grants from the Moor Heating project have been allocated, expressions of interest are still being collected in case there is the opportunity for further grants from the Department of Energy and Climate Change.
To book a place at the workshop or find out more about the Moor Heating project please contact Caryn Loftus, Moor Heating project manager by email
Following on from the LEAF project ‘Esk Valley: a low carbon future’ earlier this year, funding became available from the Department for Energy and Climate Change, administered through the Energy Saving Trust. Summations Ltd and CO2Sense put in a joint application which was successful. The project is called ‘Moor Heat’ and is supported Scarborough Borough Council and Yorkshire Energy Partnership.
The funding is to cover: working with an installer (Solarwall, a member of Yorkshire Energy Partnership’s Northern Renewable Network) to obtain discounts on renewable heat technologies; working with the Energy Saving Trust to agree larger grants than are currently available through the Renewable Heat Premium Payment scheme; and obtaining expressions of interest from at least 25 households who live in low/middle income areas off-gas grid.
Therefore, the aim of the Moor Heat project is two-fold:
(a) help residents reduce their fuel bills by providing free advice on improving energy efficiency and the availability of grants for practical measures such as loft and wall insulation; and
(b) help residents to get a discount and grant to help with the costs of installing renewable heat technologies: biomass pellet boilers, ground/air source heat pumps and solar thermal panels.
To help engage households who wouldn’t attend normally attend an event, it was identified at one of the LEAF meetings that it would be useful to work through trusted people, such as health visitors, who visit households in the area. Therefore a workshop is being held on Tuesday 23rd October in the Green Lane Centre, Whitby from 10am – 12 noon, followed by a buffet lunch. Members of the Esk Valley Community Energy Group are welcome to attend. If you are interested please email Caryn Loftus for further details.
As part of the project, during Big Energy Saving Week (22nd – 27th October), the Energy Centre bus will be visiting communities around Whitby with ideas for cutting energy bills and information on different heating systems and the grants/discounts available through the Moor Heat project.
Visit the Energy Centre Bus for ideas on cutting energy bills and information on different heating systems and the grants/discounts available.
|Tuesday 23rd October|
|Whitby||West Cliff car park||
1.30 - 3.00
|Saturday 27th October and Saturday 3rd November|
|Robin Hood’s Bay||Station car park||
10.00 – 11.00
|Whitby||West Cliff car park||
11.30 – 12.30
|Staithes||Bank Top car park||
1.00 - 2.00
|Danby||Village Hall car park (tbc)||
2.30 - 3.30
Please let your friends, family, neighbours and colleagues know about project.
Esk Valley Community Energy Group (EVCEG) are holding their AGM from:
7.30 pm on Tuesday 18th September 2012 in Glaisdale Church Rooms, YO21 2PL.
Before the formal AGM starts, Sophie Smith of Yorkshire Energy Partnership (YEP) will explain how the Renewable Energy Installers Network will operate and how EVCEG and YEP can work together to produce a list of suitable installers.