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Viking Energy Network Jarrow: Timeline


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Work started in April 2021. 

Construction is due to be complete by late summer 2022.

March 2021

Work is due to get underway after the scheme gained planning permission.

Read the press release: Green Light for UK-First Renewable Energy Scheme

November 2020

The Council: 

  • has drawn up detailed designs 
  • has submitted a planning application
  • intends to award the contract to construct the network to Colloide Engineering Systems Ltd. This comes after a competitive tender process. Read the press release: Contractor on Board for UK-first Renewable Energy Scheme 

May 2020

The Council is purchasing the system's water source heat pump early. This means we can benefit from government financial support - a Renewable Heat Incentive. This could save up to an extra £150,000 a year over 20 years (£3million).

Read the press release: Pump Procurement to Save Thousands


Following a feasibility study, we have deemed the scheme to be viable.



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