ThamesWey Energy’s plans to expand and decarbonise the supply of heat to Woking town centre have received £9.4m of Government support through the national Heat Networks Investment Project (HNIP).
Over the next 7 years, the funding will help towards the costs of extending Woking’s heat and cooling networks to supply energy to new developments in the town centre including sites south of the railway, and will enable existing district heat and cooling networks to be connected to ThamesWey’s new Poole Road energy centre and cooling facilities. The HNIP funding will also enable further decarbonisation of heat through the addition of large-scale heat pumps and heat storage capacity at Poole Road. The HNIP funding will provide almost half the total programme of investment of £19m, with construction phased up to the end of the decade. When complete, Woking town centre will benefit from one of the lowest carbon heating systems in the UK.