Heat networks ‘offer lower prices than traditional systems’

On average, heat network consumers have lower energy costs than standard customers. That’s according to a government survey of 5,000 people, which show these customers are generally as happy with their heating systems as those using traditional gas systems. Community heating specialist Switch2 Energy welcomed the results, highlighting the fact households on Heat Trust registered schemes […]

Temperature rising on heat billing complaints

The majority of complaints made by heat network customers are related to billing issues. That’s according to customer protection scheme Heat Trust, which sets standards for the heat sector and provides an independent dispute resolution service. Heat suppliers received complaints from around 6% of households on Heat Trust registered schemes in 2016 – over roughly […]

Green light to £5m clean heat network in Bristol

The Mayor of Bristol has approved a funding worth £5 million to build a low carbon heating network across the city. The new infrastructure is part of the Council’s plans to be carbon neutral by 2050. The project will suplly clean heat to buildings across the region through a network of underground pipes connected to […]

SSE to cut domestic heat tariff by 4.6%

Energy company SSE is reducing its heat tariff by 4.6% for domestic heat network customers. The move, which will come into effect on 1st May, is expected to benefit 4,500 customers in England and Scotland. It reflects “a general downturn in domestic gas prices”, the Big Six supplier said. Domestic heat networks use a series […]

Euston, we have a heating contract!

A £3.1million contract to put a heat network in Euston, London has been dished out by Camden Council to energy firm Vital Energi. The Somers Town Heat Network will include 0.5km of district heating and a new energy centre to power four residential blocks in King’s Cross. It will also export electricity to the new […]

‘Smart’ hot water tanks could be used like batteries

‘Smart’ hot water tanks could be used like batteries to store energy and balance out power systems. That’s according to SSE’s Future Networks and Policy Manager, Stewart Reid, who was speaking at the Heat Conference 2013 on Wednesday. Mr Reid was explaining the firm’s attempt to find a solution to the unique problems faced on […]