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

Shetland Heat Energy & Power Ltd (SHEAP) has been in operation since 1998.  We are one of the largest and longest running heat networks in operation in Scotland to date.  We use hot water created from un-recyclable waste to heat approximately 1230 domestic properties and commercial and public buildings around Lerwick including schools, care homes, the leisure centre and the Gilbert Bain Hospital.

The Energy Recovery Plant burns domestic and commercial waste from Shetland, Orkney which would otherwise be sent to landfill.  The hot  water produced is pumped to our plant - the Peak Load Boiler Station (PLBS).  We then pump this around Lerwick through the underground, insulated pipes into properties through a heat exchanger meeting all heating and hot water needs while providing a clean, green, sustainable source of heating and hot water.

We are proud to provide a service to the community that also assists in the reduction of fuel poverty and decarbonisation of Scotland.

 Find out about the advantages of district heating

Operational News

All areas are operational. 

News & Articles

June 2021

Making the most of your District Heating Read more

March 2021

A great little article in the Herald today! Read more

Tariffs/Charges 2021 - 2022 Read more

February 2021

System Faults Read more

January 2021

Drone Survey now 27th January 2021 (Wednesday) Read more