The construction of a new district heat network (DHN) energy centre in Crawley has now passed the halfway mark, with good progress being made during the pandemic.
Once completed, the DHN will supply heat and hot water to connected residents and businesses, and will help Crawley reach its goal of becoming carbon neutral.
The set-up of the site included welfare facilities, site office, and the conservation of an area of the town hall multi-storey car park.
Installation of a new substation will provide the power to the DHN.
The next phase will see the new substation coming online, the construction of the roof structure, and the erection of the building flues.
The DHN is due to be operational in February 2022.
Commenting on the development, Councillor Gurinder Jhans, cabinet member for Environmental Services and Sustainability at Crawley Borough Council, said: “It is fantastic that we have now reached the halfway milestone of this exciting project despite the pandemic.
“In compliance with the council’s local plan, the DHN will help significantly reduce energy and carbon emissions for both the council and the residents and businesses connecting to it.
“It is another step towards us becoming carbon neutral.”
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