Heat Networks

Leeds homes connected to £36mn district heating network

Leeds City Council announced on Tuesday 17 March that the first 800 households have been connected to the city’s £36mn ‘Leeds PIPES’ district heating network, which uses heat generated from black bin waste. After the scheme’s first phase is completed later this year, nearly 2,000 connected households are estimated to…

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Bristol receives £10mn to accelerate the growth of low-carbon heat networks

Bristol’s City Council has received a £10mn government grant to expand the city’s heat networks. Announced on Wednesday 4 March, funding for the Heat Network Investment Project (HNIP) will see the city’s heat network become broadened and replace the need for individual buildings to have their own heating systems. Part…

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Energy firms trial heat-as-a-service to support the UK’s net zero transition

Announced on Monday 24 February in a press release, Baxi Heating UK and Bristol Energy have successfully trialled selling ‘heat-as-as-service,’ defined by Energy Systems Catapult (ESC) as a ‘Heat Plan.’ Instead of buying units of energy (kWh), consumers could purchase hours of warmth in their home, known as ‘Warm Hours.’…

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New low carbon heat network in Bradford city centre gains momentum

A district heat network scheme which is being supported by the LEP’s Energy Accelerator is a step closer to being built in Bradford city centre. Published on Thursday 6 February, the £14.5mn scheme was supported by members of Bradford Council’s Executive on Tuesday 4 February and will now progress to…

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ScottishPower and SP Energy Networks launch new climate roadmap

ScottishPower and SP Energy Networks have issued a roadmap which illustrates how local communities can play a key role in reaching the UK’s net zero goals. Published on Wednesday 23 October, Zero Carbon Communities provides forecasts from Capital Economics, which reveal that the UK will need to install more than…

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Government consults on heat network regulations

The government has launched a new consultation on proposals for the Heat Network (Metering and Billing) Regulations to ensure that final consumption metering devices are installed on heat and cooling networks and can guarantee that billing is based on consumption. Published on Thursday 17 October, it seeks views on the…

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Sturgeon opens £6mn district heat network project

First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon officially opened the £6mn Stirling District Heating Network on Wednesday 7 August. The project, which received £2mn support through the Scottish government’s Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programme, was developed collaboratively with Stirling Council and Scottish Water Horizons. The government said it will use wastewater…

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BEIS updates heat networks project pipeline

BEIS published the 2019 Q2 Heat Networks Project Pipeline on Tuesday 6 August. The summary brings together the range of investment opportunities across projects supported through the development stages by the Heat Networks Delivery Unit (HNDU) and projects seeking capital support from the Heat Networks Investment Project (HNIP). The 2019…

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