CMA: Ofgem should regulate UK heat networks

The competition watchdog believes customers on heat networks have less protection if things go wrong

Heat networks should be regulated, says competition watchdog

Its investigation found heat network customers are not getting the same levels of protection that gas and electricity customers receive

London mayor unveils £34m energy efficiency and solar schemes

The latest phase of the £34 million Energy for Londoners programme has been unveiled by Sadiq Khan. The mayor’s new scheme aims to make energy bills more affordable, workplaces more energy efficient and supply London with cleaner and more local energy sources like solar power. A new £2.5 million package will target fuel poor homes, […]

Competition watchdog launches market study into heat networks

A market study into domestic heat networks to ensure householders are getting a good deal has been launched. Heat networks involve the generation and distribution of heat to buildings and consist of communal and district heating. They currently supply around half a million homes in the UK through 17,000 networks. The Competition and Markets Authority […]

Improvements to heat networks ‘could save UK £30bn’

The UK could save up to £30 billion by implementing eight new route maps in district heating networks (DHN). That’s the findings of a new report, which has mapped eight innovative solutions that could see cost reductions of up to 40%. DHNs supply heating and hot water to homes and businesses and have the potential […]

Nine local authorities win £24m for heat networks

A total of nine local authorities across England have been awarded funding totalling £24 million for efficient heating projects. It is the first round of funding from a £320 million pot for heat networks, dubbed ‘central heating for cities’ and have the potential to cut heating costs, in some cases by more than 30%. These […]

Cities offered £39m for low carbon heat networks

The government has offering up to £39 million to local authorities and public sector bodies to upgrade heating in towns and cities in England and Wales. It is the first part of a £320 million fund which will be invested in the next five years to supply low carbon and recycled heat and help consumers […]

Open data could save energy market £400m

The use of open and transparent data could save the energy market £400 million in the next 10 years. It could also help the sector reduce around 80,000 tonnes of CO2 during the same period, according to a report by Guru Systems. It analysed consumption data across a number of heat networks in the country […]

UK consults on deploying £320m for heat networks

A consultation on how best to deploy £320 million for investment in low carbon heating projects in the next five years has been launched. The Heat Networks Investment Project (HNIP) aims to create a “central heating for cities” by increasing the number of heat networks being built and creating the conditions necessary for the development […]

£3m awarded for low carbon heat networks

An extra £3 million to fund low carbon heat technologies have been awarded to local authorities across England and Wales. DECC revealed the 55 local authorities that will share the cash, which will support 74 projects aimed at providing more efficient heat to buildings and potentially lowering heating bills while cutting emissions. Heat will be […]