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

ADE Heat Network Conference 2018 reveals alignment across Government, regulation and industry

18 May 2018

Yesterday's Heat Network Conference attracted more than 100 delegates to discuss how heat networks can make the leap from being a featherweight to heavyweight contender in meeting the UK’s heating needs. 

Experts from across Government, regulation and industry came together to discuss the opportunities and challenges ahead. The discussions drew out some common themes, in particular the link between ensuring excellent customer service and the attractiveness of heat network investment. 

Lily Frencham, Senior Policy Manager at the Association for Decentralised Energy, said:

There is an alignment from all involved in the industry that heat networks are on the cusp of huge growth. 

The positivity and commitment to addressing the challenges around customer protection and investability is extremely encouraging and I am excited about the opportunities ahead.

Thank you to all our speakers. Presentations will be made available shortly in the Members' area of the website. 

  • Andrew Hart | Managing Director - Urban Energy, ENGIE 
  • Iain Watson | Senior Vice-President - Energy Solutions, Green Investment Group
  • Stuart O'Neil | Business Lead - Heat Networks, Siemens
  • Lucy Padfield | Director - Energy Systems, Ramboll
  • Jeff Laidler | Business Development Director, Energetik
  • Richard Long | Business Development Director - Urban Energy, ENGIE
  • Elyse Zaccai |  Head of Customer Services, Pinnacle Power
  • Saskia Barker | Service Development Engineer, Flexitricity
  • Nathan Burton | Business Development Manager, SHARC Energy Systems
  • Emma Floyd |  Project Director - Heat Networks Investment Project, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy  
  • Richard Cowell | Assistant Director – Development, Birmingham City Council
  • Gavin Knott, Director - Remedies, Business and Financial Analysis, Competition and Markets Authority 
  • Matthew Bowhill, Assistant Director - Sector Regulation, Competition and Markets Authority 

We would also like to thank the following sponsors and exhibitors:


  • Siemens


  • Kyotherm
  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)
  • Greater London Authority
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