Combined Heat & Power, District Heating & Cooling, Demand Side Services, Energy Efficiency


We are the leading advocate for decentralised energy, representing more than 140 organisations representing the full breadth of the UK economy, including industrial manufacturers, local authorities, universities, energy service providers, and equipment manufacturers and suppliers.

Benefits | ADE benefits

Our voice is shaping the UK’s transition to a local, efficient, low carbon energy system which puts energy users in control.

We are the organisation that government and stakeholders go to for advice and guidance. If you want to help shape this conversation, join us and make your voice heard.

As one of the longest standing trade associations, with a member base that grows year on year, we have the experience, expertise and well established relationships with senior policy and government representatives to give you the best opportunity in shaping this decentralised energy future.

Our members represent all areas of the industry – including industrial manufacturers, local authorities, universities, energy service providers, and equipment manufacturers and suppliers.

Our work focusses on four areas: policy, reputation, research and events.

ADE members benefit from:

Through the Association’s forums, regular briefings and bespoke research, we keep members abreast of key issues as they develop, and provide policy and regulatory insight keeping your business ahead of the game. Our forums and working groups are streamed by technologies.

Our employees have the knowledge, experience and relationships with policy makers, government and stakeholders across the industry to effectively represent your business and help create a strong, dynamic and sustainable environment for decentralised energy.

ADE members receive priority access and discounted tickets to our conferences and events.

  • Opportunity to provide input in and shape ADE policy positions

Members are invited to comment on and contribute to our work through the forums and are invited to work more closely with the Association on specific issues through regular working groups and steering committees. A Strategy Forum, open only to the most senior members provides input to, and reviews, the Association’s strategic direction.

  • Regular policy, market and networking opportunity updates

We keep you up to date with the latest policy development and news as it happens. Find out more about our recent achievements and our priorities for the year ahead.

Our private members’ website is the decentralised energy knowledge centre, containing all briefing notes, consultation responses, and forum and working group minutes. Members are able to tailor content to meet their needs and specify the types of communications they wish to receive.

ACE Research is an internationally respected research unit which has consistently delivered ground-breaking policy research. Its work ensures that our policy positions and advocacy are always founded on, and guided by, the best available evidence and insight.

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