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.
As of April 2019 we have over 1230 connections, approximately 1100 of these are residential properties with the rest being commercial and public buildings including schools, care homes and the Gilbert Bain Hospital.