Sports Complex connects to district energy scheme

Solent University’s new sports complex has been successfully connected to Southampton Geothermal Heating Company’s (SGHC) district energy scheme after a £2.8mn deal was secured with ENGIE.

The new complex has become the latest addition to the SGHC – a working partnership between ENGIE and Southampton City Council – that has supplied heat, chilled water and electricity to both commercial and residential energy users across Southampton. The university required a district heating connect with a substation to provide heat and hot water to the new facilities, something ENGIE will deliver through the connection to the SGHC.

It is expected that the sports complex will have an annual heating consumption of 620MWh as well as a contractual peak load of 875kW.

Andrew Hart, Managing Director for ENGIE’s Urban Energy Business, said: “We have adopted an incredibly flexible approach to our service delivery, to ensure we can continue making connections to the scheme and extend this unique solution.  We look forward to working with our partners in the council, as well as the University over the next 20 years to deliver a first-rate service for people and businesses in the region.”