News and events News New ParkPower Case Studies published Two new Park Power Case Studies have been added to the growing resource bank of case studies and exemplar site examples: Saughton Park, Edinburgh As a fore-runner, not just in Scotland but across the UK, Saughton Park was the original ParkPower project and embodies the newly emerging model of a ‘low carbon park’. Saughton Park is Edinburgh’s first green-powered park. By combining a micro-hydro scheme to generate electricity and ground source heat pumps to generate heat it utilises its natural assets in a sensitive way to decarbonise its energy demand and reduce its energy bills. Read the case study Owen Square Park, Bristol Possibly the best example in the UK of setting up an energy micro-grid based around a central greenspace with energy being generated by and distributed to surrounding buildings on the edge of the park...and it's run by a community co-op. CHOICES Energy Centre in Owen Square Park in Bristol is a valuable example of where a public park serves as a community energy generator. The heating scheme, funded by DECC, won a Regen Green Energy award. It captures and stores heat inside the park and delivers it to public and private customers around the park using a micro-grid. Read the case study For more Case Studies visit the ParkPower Publications page.