Renewables for industryProject Hardwick Meatworks Heat Pump Installation and Power Upgrade Demonstration
This first Lessons Learnt report outlines the challenges faced while designing and building a heat pump energy storage unit that minimises waste and incorporates previously wasted energy and heat. The team aim to deliver hot water at 75°C to satisfy much of the heat demands for an 82°C hot water circuit.
The project involves the installation of a heat pump and its integration with the site’s solar and battery storage system. The site’s High Voltage (“HV”) power also must be upgraded. The HV upgrade will also facilitate more cost-effective installation of any future renewable assets on site particularly if they are to be installed further away from the interface with the grid. It will also allow for more straightforward delivery of excess renewable power back into the network if it is required for future grid demand/ frequency management.
This Lessons Learnt Report covers the works undertaken from 28 February to 29 April 2022. It specifically covers:
- Works related to completion of the engineering and design for the Project;
- Evidence that demonstrates that orders have been placed for the purchase of Major equipment.