Peel Energy Centre Liverpool
The energy centre will support buildings at Liverpool Waters

Liverpool energy centre plans lodged

Neil Tague

Peel L&P Energy has submitted plans to develop a 16,420 sq ft energy centre in Liverpool with renewable technologies as part of its Mersey Heat district heat network.

The facility between Great Howard Street and Sherwood Street is expected to save around 4,200 tonnes of carbon per year, Peel said, achieved through the primary use of water source heat pumps and thermal stores to help power the heat network.

The application, made to Liverpool City Council, includes plans for two 3MW water source heat pumps which would work on an ‘open loop’ system to take heat from water abstracted from the Leeds/Liverpool canal before pumping it back into the waterway.

Two thermal stores capable of holding 260 cubic metres of hot water would also be installed alongside heat-only gas boilers with a combined capacity of up to 40MW as a backup, and during times of peak demand.

The first phase of Mersey Heat could provide heat for up to 9,000 homes and 4m sq ft of commercial space at Peel L&P’s Liverpool Waters development with connections to buildings at Stanley Docks in the pipeline.  The project is part-funded by the Merseyside Pension Fund.

Jonathan Burley, commercial director at Peel L&P Energy said: “This new facility will use renewable technologies as the main energy source to help power the Mersey Heat network and connect homes and offices to low carbon heat and hot water.

“It supports the UK’s goal of becoming net zero by 2050 as well as Liverpool City Region’s climate emergency targets.  As new technology develops, we hope to decarbonise the network further, making the city an even cleaner and greener place to live.”

Pending planning approval, work could start on site in mid-2021.

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Great idea and use of resources as long as they stick to the commitment to further decarbonise the system later on.

By Nve

Great to see Peel truly working on their net zero carbon initiatives like this in the Liverpool City Region.

By Anonymous

Great to see that the historic Stanley Dock warehouses are part of the scheme.

By Academic 20

Innovative and totally eco friendly….great concept
Get it built !!!!

By Tercol

Fantastic news

By Andrew