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In Partnership with: Dundee City Council

Next Generation Energy Centre will Deliver Benefits For Generations to come

In Partnership with: Dundee City Council

Next Generation Energy Centre will Deliver Benefits For Generations to come


ESB Energy partnered with Dundee City Council to help them realise their strategic objectives of decarbonisation and enhanced energy security.


"We’re incredibly proud of the progress we’ve made with ESB Energy Business Solutions. The success of this project not only gives us hope for the future, but helps solidify Dundee’s reputation as a centre for sustainable innovation."

Rob Pedersen

Acting Head Of Construction, Dundee City Council


The Challenge

All district heating systems require an ‘anchor load’ that provides enough consistent demand to justify the installation. Once an anchor load has been established, the energy centre can be networked to accommodate neighbouring customers. The 'anchor load' for Caird Park is provided by the new Regional Performance Centre for Sport (RPCS).


The Results

  • 3.5 MW Low Carbon District Heating Energy Centre
  • 25% reduction in CO2 emissions / 500 tonnes per year
  • 2019 Winner of the Low Carbon Award at the Scottish Green Energy
  • Reduced pressure of fuel poverty
  • Dundee positioned as a UK leader in sustainable innovation

The Solution

After establishing the anchor load at the City’s new Regional Performance Centre for Sport (RPCS) in Caird Park, a Ground Source Heat Pump with Combined Heat & Power (CHP) engine and rooftop solar array were installed. This complementary system offers maximum efficiency by using available renewable energy sources, and redirecting waste thermal energy as needed.

Comprised of 120 bore holes drilled 200 metres below the RPCS Velodrome, the GSHP is currently Scotland’s largest geothermal array.

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The Competitive Advantages

  • Energy security and supply resilience
  • Reduced operating costs
  • Decarbonisation in line with the National Grid
  • Enhanced capacity to connect with new installations and emergent technologies

Dramatically Reduce your Energy Costs

ESB Energy works in partnership with large energy users to deliver sustainable solutions that dramatically reduce energy costs and carbon emissions.

  • Unparalleled expertise in the energy sector
  • An international network of technology partners
  • Advanced energy monitoring and analytics
  • Project financing with no upfront investment required

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