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RHI approval at Canon Frome

We’re very pleased to say we finally got approval for the Renewable Heat Incentive. The process has been hard work – both in the level of detail required and the difficulties put in our way by misdrafted legislation (somebody missed … Continue reading

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The future of heating

We’ve just been told we were featured in The Future of Heating: Meeting the challenge – a publication from DECC which came out in March. Hopefully lots of people will make it to page 81 and be inspired. It’s heartening … Continue reading

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Fired up at Canon Frome

Boiler is up and running at Canon Frome Court! Members of the Co-op visited to see the installation in action this week before the AGM.

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Gas tanks in – just in case

We are not planning to use these very often – but the project does have 100% gas backup just in case. There are 3 LPG boilers which will fire in turn if needed to provide peak loads in the very … Continue reading

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Site visit

Yesterdays Board meeting was held at Canon Frome Court (thanks Bridget!) and the WW Board were able to visit the installation: coming on well and we are on course for handover on 15 July! Lots of good pics from site

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Woolhope Woodheat in the news

We merited a mention by the Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey this week in the Guardian. He refers to “a renewable heat project in Herefordshire that replaces fossil fuels with locally grown biomass”  – that would be us, then! In … Continue reading

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Boilerhouse and trenching

Woolhope Woodheat director Gareth Williams made a flying visit with Sharenergy staff last week to have a look at progress on site. Since then equipment has been arriving in the boilerhouse preparatory to plumbing and wiring.

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Work starts on site

Well after a number of false starts we are underway and it’s great to see things happening at what suddenly seems like incredible speed! More photos will be posted as work progresses on site – here is a first taster: … Continue reading

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Planning permission obtained

Great news – we now have planning permission for our Canon Frome Court install subject to some landscaping conditions which are in hand as we speak. In the interim we have been making excellent progress with the legal intricacies and making … Continue reading

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Target reached

Thanks to everybody who has applied for shares or promoted the project. As you can see from the dial on this page we’ve comfortably reached our target – despite the fact that the dial lags a little and we haven’t … Continue reading

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