Thomas Wolsey School Thurleston

Thomas Wolsey School
Thomas Wolsey School 4
Building typeSchool
Building Agepost 2000
Location
Cost of work
DistrictIpswich
FeaturesBiomass Boiler

Introduction

Suffolk County Council installed a 350kW biomass boiler in Thomas Wolsey School in 2006.

Biomass boilers that use locally grown wood chips for generating space heating and hot water, offer significant potential for carbon reductions, especially when they are used to replace oil-fired boilers, or even electric heating. Suffolk County Council has installed in the region of 4MW of biomass boiler capacity over the last 4 years encompassing  approximately 20 school sites. This overall capacity will deliver approximately 4440 MWh of renewable heat each year (enough to heat over 200 typical family homes) and will result in an annual carbon reduction in carbon emissions in the region of 1,600 tonnes.

Biomass installations to-date have been funded through  various bio-energy grant schemes however, moving forward future installations will be designed to be  eligible for annual renewable-heat payments under the Government’s renewable-heat-incentive (RHI) scheme.

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