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Shetland Heat Energy & Power Ltd - Lerwick's District Heating Scheme


Here at Shetland Heat Energy and Power Ltd we have been serving cost effective district heating to both domestic and non domestic properties in Lerwick since 1998.

Hot water is pumped around Lerwick through underground, insulated pipes and enters properties through a heat exchanger, supplying their heating and hot water needs. The heat used in the scheme is generated at a Waste to Energy Incinerator located on the outskirts of Lerwick. The incinerator at the Energy Recovery Plant burns domestic and commercial waste from Shetland, Orkney and from the offshore oil industry, reducing the amount of waste going to landfill.

Up to August 2013 there was a total of 1200 connections and 1174 of these are receiving heat.     

Find out about the advantages of district heating

Operational News

Tuesday 13 and Wednesday 14 December - we will be carrying out more work in Fogralea on Tuesday and Wednesday. Tuesday's shut down will be from 9.00am - 5.00pm, and Wednesday's from 9.00am - 2.00pm. We will reconnected the supply as soon as possible on both days.

News & Articles

December 2016

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October 2016

All Change at SHEAP Read more