Almost £2.4 million will be offered to 32 local authorities across England and Wales to support the development of heat network projects, designed to provide more efficient heat to buildings and potentially lower heating bills, through the Government’s Heat Networks Delivery Unit (HNDU).
The competition aims to stimulate innovation that will help address cost and performance efficiency challenges related to heat networks.
The CHPA today welcomed the announcement that 32 local authorities will receive £2.4m to support the early development of their heat network projects. The CHPA also welcomed news of a £7m Government investment for heat network technology innovation.
Two associations representing local authorities, businesses and energy providers today called on political parties to put control of energy back into the hands of the energy user to help reduce energy bills by hundreds of millions of pounds.
Sunderland City Council is intending to install a combined heat and power unit that will provide electricity and heat for an outstanding leisure facility that is currently under construction in Washington, Tyne and Wear. The combined heat and power unit will operate under a discount energy purchasing agreement at no capital cost to the Council.
At Labour’s party conference in Manchester last week, the Labour Shadow Energy Secretary’s announced it would, if elected, refocus the Energy Company Obligation (ECO), ensuring at least 200,000 homes a year to benefit from whole house retrofits over the next Parliament.
DECC released new energy forecasts on Thursday which slash the price of electricity and gas by as much as 20% later this decade.
On 2 October, DECC announced the budget for the first CfD allocation round in 2014. In addition, there have been several other announcements for the CfD over the previous week. CHPA has published a briefing note to provide and overview of the highlights and areas of interest.
Professor John Loughhead has today been announced as the new Chief Scientific Advisor at the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), taking up the role previously held by Professor David McKay.
COSPP reports that Swiss multinational chemicals company, Ineos has acquired Fortum’s combined heat and power plant at the Firth of Forth in Scotland for £54m.
The UK Green Building Council has responded to reports that the Conservatives’ planned starter homes for under-40s would be exempt from the ‘zero carbon’ regulations.
The Times have today reported that a 350 million year old volcano may be used to supply hot water to the city's proposed heat network.
Ofgem has today urged energy suppliers to significantly improve the way they handle customers’ complaints.
A more fun version of DECC's energy trends special feature report on CHP, great for sharing.
Using the demand-side balancing reserve tender and Supplemental Balancing Reserve, National Grid has contracted additional capacity ahead of winter in a bid to reduce constrained supply margins.
We need your feedback on this exciting new initiative. The consultation deadline is Thursday 9th October 2014.
Combined heat and power (CHP) specialist ENER-G has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award for engineering excellence.
Click here for an overview of DECC's special CHP feature.
Twins Towns Clubs & Resorts powers ahead in sustainability following the launch of its Tri-generation plant on Thursday 19th September. The new energy system provides the Club with cleaner on-site electricity than conventional grid-supplied power while cutting the Club’s energy bill by $125,000 a year.
An overview of DECC's current consultations including capacity market arrangements and CfDs.