Hazel Grove Golf Club has got its low cost, low carbon, biomass heat installation back on track thanks to an AMP Clean Energy Buyback deal.

The biomass boiler replaced the Cheshire-based golf club’s oil heating and hot water immersion heaters when it was installed in 2014 with the aim of making significant cost savings over a 20-year period. However, the biomass boiler was experiencing a range of operational difficulties which had led to the club switching back to oil to ensure the heating stayed on.

AMP Clean Energy purchased the boiler in June 2017 and set to work getting the biomass installation working effectively. Improving the design of the fuel store, enhancing the boiler efficiency, integrating the boiler with the Clubs existing heating infrastructure and ensuring a future supply of good quality wood fuel were amongst the upgrades AMP Clean Energy made.

Being open 365 days a year and with 460 members, reliable heating and hot water is essential to the smooth running of the busy golf club. The 199kW boiler is now supplying all the heating and hot water for the clubhouse, pro golf shop, greensmen workspace and a building rented by a local business.

Mick Jones, Chairman at Hazel Grove Golf Club, said: “AMP Clean Energy has worked hard to resolve all the issues our existing boiler had which is now running efficiently. Their customer service has been very good, and we have an ongoing open dialogue with them.”

“After several years with numerous problems, it is great to be moving forward and benefiting from lower cost, low carbon energy.”

An AMP Clean Energy buyback includes taking on service and maintenance of the boiler which includes dealing with any breakdown issues. Hazel Grove Golf Club’s boiler is remotely monitored by AMP Clean Energy meaning that any issues can be dealt with quickly.

Grant Miller, Customer Account Manager at AMP Clean Energy said: “We’re delighted that our experienced engineers were able to overhaul Hazel Grove Golf Club’s biomass boiler which is now enjoying optimal performance. Looking to the future, the installation will now deliver significant cost and carbon savings over the long term.”