The University of Chester plans to turn a pumping station on the River Dee into a hydroelectric facility.
In this round, £21 million will be allocated over the academic years 2013-14 and 2014-15. The funding is provided as recoverable grants, with separate strands for small-scale energy efficiency programmes and for large projects. From 57 applications, 37 small-scale programmes and 10 large projects were selected for funding.
The large projects listed below will each receive between £0.5 million and £1 million.
|Anglia Ruskin University||Centralisation of distributed heating systems to district heating, plus combined heat and power (CHP) system|
|University of Birmingham||CHP gas turbine replacement and upgrade|
|University of Chester||Small-scale hydropower|
|Cranfield University||Biomass boiler for existing district heating|
|University of Liverpool||Complete fabric and services refurbishment of 1950s-60s building|
|London Metropolitan University||1960s building refurbishment: double glazing, LED lighting and estate rationalisation|
|University of Plymouth||Integration of CHP and solar thermal power for district heating|
|University of Winchester||1960's building refurbishment: cladding, glazing, lighting upgrades,photovoltaic cells and zoning|
|University of the West of England||Building refurbishment: increase in space, fabric measures, photovoltaic cells, heat pump, LED lighting|
|University of York||Measures to improve existing district heating efficiency|
The projected carbon reduction will contribute 2.5 per cent towards the higher education sector’s 2020 carbon reduction target. (Note 1)
The small scale programmes will each receive between £50,000 and £500,000. A report giving further details of round three of the fund, including details of the projects, is published on the HEFCE web-site.