Businesses in the tourism and leisure businesses are being encouraged by Forestry Commission Scotland to cosy up to the Renewable Heat Incentive – and cut costs in providing the heat this climate makes it imperative to offer customers in accommodation, swimming pools and leisure facilities.
Businesses from these sectors across Perthshire are being invited to a free Renewable Heat Incentive seminar on 25th January 2013 to find out how switching to renewable woodfuel heating can help them to cut heating costs and make their business more profitable and sustainable.
The seminar will promote the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) subsidy which provides a guaranteed index linked payment over 20 years for the production of renewable heat, offering businesses the potential to save substantial amounts of money each year – they claim this can amount to tens of thousands of pounds annually.
Cameron Maxwell, Business Development Advisor with Forestry Commission Scotland says: ‘With rising heating costs sucking away budgets, many businesses are now turning to woodfuel as an alternative more sustainable solution to providing low carbon heat.
‘The seminar will show how businesses can make the switch to woodfuel heating and offer the opportunity to both see an existing system in action and talk to existing suppliers of woodfuel boilers and woodfuel in the area.
‘Businesses in both the private and public sector are set to benefit from both the production and use of renewable heat generated from woodland so it makes good business sense to attend the seminar.’
One hotel in the Isle of Arran – the well known Auchrannie House Hotel with a strong focus on supporting activity tourism is said to stand to save £45,000 per year over the 20 year life of the RHI subsidy.
The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) Seminar is to be held on Tuesday 25th January at Auchterarder Golf Club.
A free event, it is is being organised by Rural Development Initiatives on behalf of Forestry Commission Scotland.
For further information and to book please go to the Use Wood Fuel website here or contact Virginia Harden:
- by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- or by phone: 07919 263 190
There are downsides to woodfuel. Heating needs a lot of it. It needs storage – and any water ingress can make it expand and potentially damage your fuel store.
We are asking some questions about the storage and fuel management needs for industrial sized installations of the sort that a facility like the Auchrannie Hotel would need – and will report back.