Scottish businesses and organisations have benefitted from carbon savings of more than 14,000 tonnes – that’s the equivalent of driving more than 35 million miles by car – thanks to AMP Clean Energy.
HWEnergy, which is now part of AMP Clean Energy, has enabled private and public sector organisations to reap the rewards of low cost, low carbon biomass heat during the last 17 years.
HWEnergy developed, installed and continues to operate a number of biomass heat systems for organisations including the Carnegie Club at Skibo Castle, Scottish Water’s HQ near Glasgow, the Coul House Hotel, BskyB Kirkin and Dunfermline and Castlehill Housing Association.
AMP Clean Energy is now looking after these customers and continues to supply them with sustainable wood fuel and heat supply services.
In addition to carbon savings, all the organisations have benefitted from energy cost savings – many in the region of 40% – having switched from outdated oil, gas and coal-fired heating systems. Several of the customers are also enjoying a cash bonus through annual payments made by the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme.
Recently AMP Clean Energy has also helped support sustainable food production at Scottish Sea Farms’ new green hatchery with a low carbon biomass system which is saving the business 683 tonnes of carbon a year compared to using oil.
Bruno Berardelli, Head of Asset Services at AMP Clean Energy and former Managing Director at HWEnergy, said: “We take great pride in our Scottish heritage – and continue to be based in Fort William – working with a variety of schools, hotels, housing associations and businesses throughout Scotland. Going forwards, we are focussed on unlocking the benefits of renewable heat and power to many more customers throughout the UK.”
HWEnergy, which became the leading biomass heat business in the UK, became part of AMP Clean Energy in January 2021. It was the first business to successfully accredit a biomass boiler under the RHI scheme in Scotland. The RHI funds received from this boiler – located in its Fort William HQ – were ring fenced and allocated to the highly successful HWEnergy ‘Community Fund’ which has provided over £40,000 of small grants to charities and local community and sports groups since its inception.