Bristol’s City Council has received a £10mn government grant to expand the city’s heat networks.
Announced on Wednesday 4 March, funding for the Heat Network Investment Project (HNIP) will see the
city’s heat network become broadened and replace the need for individual buildings to have their own
heating systems. Part of the network expansion will also include the creation of a large water-source heat
pump which will produce zero carbon heat sourced from Bristol’s floating harbour. The project will be the
first of its kind for the council and will result in the largest water-source heat pump in the country. The news
follows the Council’s Cabinet meeting which approved the launch of a new company governance structure,
as well as the approval of two reports relating to the council’s low carbon heat networks.