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Vattenfall and Ameresco to operate carbon-free heat network in Bristol

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OSLO, March 30 (Reuters) – Swedish utility Vattenfall (VATN.UL) and U.S. energy services company Ameresco (AMRC.N) have won a 20-year concession to operate and extend Bristol’s heat network in Greater Britain to reduce emissions. , Vattenfall said on Wednesday.

As part of the Bristol City Leap decarbonisation project, Vattenfall Heat UK will acquire existing heat network assets and invest in new ones, which will serve the equivalent of around 90,000 homes in the city, Vattenfall said.

The City of Bristol plans to decarbonise its energy system by 2030 and the City Leap program aims to reduce energy costs, clean the air, improve energy infrastructure and boost the local economy. Over the first five years, Vattenfall plans to invest more than 200 million pounds ($262.30 million) in heating networks, the company said.

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Working with local partners, Ameresco and Vattenfall also plan to deliver £424m of low-carbon energy infrastructure across district heating, renewables, heat pumps, energy efficiency and charging. electric vehicles.

This will save 140,000 tonnes of carbon emissions and install 182 megawatts (MW) of carbon-free power generation, Vattenfall said.

Vattenfall has already announced its intention to build a heating network in London. Read more

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Reporting by Nora Buli, editing by Louise Heavens

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