The newly-refurbished Kingshouse Hotel, with its iconic location on Rannoch Moor in Glencoe and part of the Crieff Hydro Family of Hotels, is benefiting from low cost renewable biomass heating supplied by HWEnergy.
As part of the extensive refurbishment of Kingshouse Hotel we installed a 2 x 250kW biomass system that is contained within an off-site constructed and stand alone energy centre.
The energy system is operated by HWEnergy under a long-term heat supply contract, providing the hotel site with a one-stop-shop for biomass fuel, planned and reactive maintenance plus centralised energy system monitoring from our HQ in Fort William.
This project utilises wood chip fuel, sourced from sustainable local forestry, that is processed and delivered from a facility less than 15 miles from the hotel – awesome!
Ballachulish Hotel, also part of the Crieff Hydro Family of Hotels, is also benefiting from biomass fuel energy after the installation of a 500kW biomass system which again was designed, built and is being operated by HWEnergy.
Stephen Leckie, Owner and Managing Director of the Crieff Hydro Family of Hotels commented on these recent works, saying:
“Crieff Hydro Family of Hotels has invested in a long-term contract with HWEnergy that sees the old, inefficient boilers in both the Kingshouse and Ballachulish Hotel replaced with new 250kw Biomass boilers to supply all of our hot water and heating.
“HWEnergy guarantees that this system will provide 90% biomass power and water supplies, which will achieve many positive benefits within environmental and sustainable tourism. This includes improving efficiency by 80%, reducing our carbon footprint annually and increasing cost savings by 10% per annum – all while displacing fossil fuels with locally sourced wood chip fuel.”
The introduction of biomass heating at these sites, replacing traditional heating oil, is bringing with it sustainability and environmental benefits through the reduction of their carbon footprint – a carbon saving of approximately 400 tonnes per annum – a huge commitment towards sustainable tourism.