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Membership - Join us in bringing energy together

The Association for Decentralised Energy is the leading advocate of an integrated approach to delivering energy locally, designed around the needs of the user.

We bring together key players from across the CHP, district heating and demand side energy services industries, to achieve common goals and provides a vital avenue for communication with government at all levels.

With over 100 members, the ADE is the largest industry body representing combined heat and power, district heating and demand side energy services in the UK. The ADE plays a pivotal role in providing the focus for industry initiatives, as a trusted point of reference for government and as a respected lobbying voice.

Why join now?

The continued effects of the economic downturn and ongoing changes to energy policy have created a background of business and policy uncertainty and will have significant implications for the future of your business.

The Association lead on a number of ongoing industry initiatives including the establishment of an independent consumer protection scheme for district heating customers, ensuring the policy framework for gas-fired and renewable CHP supports existing operators and new investments, and supporting the involvement of demand side energy services in the electricity market. These efforts are key to ensuring long term support for our sectors.

If CHP, district heating or demand side energy services are an established or growing part of your business or operations, now is an ideal time to join us to ensure market and policy developments will benefit your business in the short and long term.

Key membership benefits

As a member you will:

• Be part of the most influential and independent organisation dedicated to representing your interests in high efficiency CHP, district heating or demand side energy services to government, parliament, opposition parties, and EU Institutions whether you own, operate or invest in it.

• Have access to an extensive range of support including policy updates, tailored members’ briefings detailing regulatory and market updates and access to the professional expertise and guidance of Association staff.

• Have the opportunity to participate in members’ only forums, engage in debate, make contributions to the Association’s lobbying activities and shape best practice within industry by sharing your experiences.

• Receive support in raising your profile within the industry, have the opportunity to network with key contacts through our events and showcase your work and achievements through the case studies, membership directory and news areas of our website.

To see some of the ADE's achievements in these areas, click here or to check out our current members click here

To find out more about the benefits of joining the ADE, and the different membership packages available email