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Advantages & Benefits

Benefits of heat networks

District heating networks provide the following direct benefits:

  • enabling the efficient transportation and use of heat for a wide variety of users
  • allowing a broad range of energy generation technologies to work together to meet demand for heat
  • enabling fuel flexibility
  • helping to efficiently manage supply and demand of energy
  • lowering costs of energy generation
  • dramatically increasing fuel efficiency through use of CHP
  • reducing labour and maintenance cost as compared to individual systems

These in turn deliver a range of beneficial outcomes:

  • provides a means of securing significant reduction in CO2 emissions through the optimisation of heat supply in the UK
  • extending the reach of renewables, by using renewable heat efficiently and providing opportunities for the deployment of renewable technologies that otherwise wouldn’t be viable
  • improving security of supply

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