Aberla lands council contract


25 June 2018
Aberla Renewables has been appointed by Powys County Council to design, supply and install air source heat pumps as part of a wider heating replacement and refit initiative across the county for domestic properties.

The contract forms part of the Welsh Housing Quality Standard improvements set out by the Welsh Assembly Government’s long-term vision for housing in Wales. With community benefits and the economic and social regeneration of the works being a priority for the council, work has already commenced to assist domestic customers in reducing their energy bills, creating warmer homes and ultimately addressing fuel poverty within the region.

The framework runs for three years with an option to extend for an additional year.

Paul McCarren, Managing Director at Aberla, said: “As sole contractor for this air source heat pump project across the north of the county, the team has already started working closely with the council to review their domestic property portfolio. Air source heat pumps are a great alternative to replacing existing storage heaters, oil boilers and solid fuel systems. The main objective is to install this type of heating in rural areas where mains gas is not available, in turn, providing customers with an efficient and cost effective heating solution.”
Cllr James Evans, Powys County Council’s Cabinet Member for Housing, said: “Improving the fuel efficiency in our housing stock will help our tenants keep their fuel bills low and also ensure their home is warmer.
“Our aim is to improve and maintain our housing stock to at least the Welsh Housing Quality Standard and I’m delighted that we will be working with Aberla Renewables, who will help us achieve this aim.”
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