1Energy-led development, funding, delivery and operation of district energy networks

1Energy has secured £20m of Green Heat Network Funding to construct and operate the Bradford Energy Network (BEN).

The BEN will initially connect c.30 existing buildings in and around the city centre across a number of public and private sector bodies, with ambitions to grow quickly.

The BEN will be the UK’s largest Air Source Heat Pump (ASHP) district energy project, using 7.5MW of ASHP to deliver renewable heat.
The BEN will:

  • Enable the removal of 25MW of gas boilers in the city centre in Phase 1, making a very significant to air quality and health, which will grow as the BEN expands
  • Reduce CO2 emissions in the city centre by approximately 8,000t per year in Phase 1 alone
  • Create a new means of decarbonising heat which is approximately 30% cheaper than the cheapest alternative, saving Bradford public and private sector organisation millions of pounds.
  • Establish the foundation of Bradford’s Net Zero Infrastructure, enabling the city to fulfil its ambition to be the leading Clean Growth City.


Commercial advisory services to Local Authorities

1Energy has been providing commercial advice to Worthing Borough Council in regard to the development of the district heating network being brought forward by the council.

1Energy has advised the council through the HNDU DPD stage, has assisted the council to secure HNIP funding, and is currently assisting the council with the procurement of a concessionaire.