Dorset village and estate

Biomss heating for Dorset village

Study investigates options for heating with local resources

In 2009, Vollmer Engineering completed a study for a large Dorset estate into a wood-fired district heating system for the Estate and local village. The study proposed a phased approach to the district heating system, which would supply estate-owned properties in the first instance, but would grow over a period of about 5 years to supply the whole village with heating and hot water . As part of the study, we provided an outline design and budget costs for each of the phases.

While the business case was not compelling in 2009, the income stream available under the Renewable Heat Incentive and the increase in heating oil prices over the past two years have changed the picture very significantly.