Vital Energi, an international sustainable energy company has been appointed by Strathleven Regeneration CIC.

Vital Energi will take forward the Board’s vision to assess the viability of using a heat pump district heating system. If feasible, the system will benefit occupants of Strathleven Regeneration owned sites, the adjacent Vale of Leven Industrial Estate and the surrounding social housing. All could benefit from cheap, green energy if viability is proven.

An assignment lasting 22 weeks will allow Vital Enegi and partner Star Renewable of Glasgow to build on the expertise it employs delivering the successful Queen’s Quay District Heating system in Clydebank.

This vision is the brainchild of Strathleven Regeneration CIC’s Project Director Steven Szostak.

Steven said “This is our first step in assisting the Scottish Government to achieve its demanding low carbon targets and could be the first time where combined river based heat pump and geothermal technology will be used in this way. It is also significant that the River Leven will form a major part of this idea. The second step will be the feasibility of boring for geothermal heat in collaboration with the Scottish Government’s Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programme.”

Well known for an innovative approach, the board of Strathleven Regeneration CIC have already delivered innovation in conjunction with brand names such as the Aggreko Ltd, Premier Inn and Eurogarages. All are clearly visible at their site just next to the busy A82.

The SRCIC board refuse to rest on their laurels. Innovation is the guiding principle and they want to find out if low cost green heat to local industrialists along with bigger energy discounts to residents in the social housing that surrounds their land can work.

Scott Lutton of Vital Energi said “We are delighted SRCIC asked us to help them assess the viability of low carbon district heating in the Lomondgate and Vale of Leven area. There is no doubt river sourced heat pumps can become a key part of the “race to zero” commitment of the Scottish
government. It is great to work with a property developer in Strathleven with such a strong commitment to community benefit and the low carbon agenda. With prime plots still available, SRCIC is keen to add a ‘cheap, green energy’ USP if it can.

Regeneration background and board vision Steven Szostak at SRCIC on 01389 722282 or

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