Club tees up energy savings

A golf club is on course to make big savings after teeing up a new heating system.

Alnmouth Golf Club, based at Foxton Hall, is the first in the county to convert to automatic wood-fired heating.

Alnwick-based re:heat instigatedthe complex job of overhauling the existing system, which is also being used to provide heat to one of the three private flats at the hall. re:heat worked in partnership with contractor Oakes Energy Services to install the system.

A new wood pellet boiler is now providing economical heating and hot water. The club is expected to make more than £25,000 a year for the next 20 years from the Government’s Renewable Heat Incentive. It is also now a utility provider, selling heat to the occupant of one of the rented flats at Foxton.

Club secretary Peter Simpson said: “We are absolutely delighted with the end result and the savings from switching to lower-cost wood pellets and income from the RHI will be fantastic.”