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Chelmsford City Council

A heat network map for Chelmsford in 4 easy meetings

Michelle Wright, Energy and Contracts Manager at CCC

Chelmsford City Council

Key statistics



carbon-neutral goal


£60 million

estimated CapEx



building connected

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Our goal was to produce a credible and tangible vision that could be shared with colleagues and decision-makers from within CCC. In turn, this can be a trigger to inspire broader stakeholder and local community support for the 2030 carbon-neutral goal.

Michelle Wright, Energy and Contracts Manager at CCC


Chelmsford City Council (CCC) has taken a bold step by declaring a state of climate and ecological emergency, setting their sights on achieving carbon neutrality by 2030. In their quest to create a comprehensive heat network, the council is determined to identify viable areas, buildings, and energy sources. However, they face the challenge of not only formulating a credible vision but also inspiring support from a wider range of stakeholders and the community.


Through a collaborative approach and leveraging Comsof Heat, the study successfully identified desirable and feasible areas, connected buildings, energy demands, and optimal routes for Chelmsford's heat network. This comprehensive analysis showcased the effectiveness of Comsof Heat in assisting Michelle Wright, Energy and Contracts Manager at CCC, in effectively conveying possibilities, cultivating confidence, and offering invaluable insights for engaging discussions on the path to achieving a sustainable and low-carbon city. 

Estimated CapEx: £60 million, Buildings connected: 608, Heat sales annually: 50GWh.

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The partnership with Chelmsford City Council demonstrated the incredible potential of the Comsof Heat network route mapping and design tool in advancing their ambitious 2030 carbon-neutral objectives. Download the full case study.

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