On June 15 BEIS published the Government’s response to its consultation ‘Heat Networks: Proposals for Heat Network Zoning. You can find the consultation and response here. The consultation was seeking views on the broad principles for how heat network zoning should be designed ahead of later consultations.
How electronic heat interface units (HIUs) and digital data can improve smart heat network performance and regulatory compliance is the subject of a new seminar in Switch2 Energy's accredited Continuing Professional Development (CPD) series.
BEIS has updated PCDB application guidance. They are also holding a workshop Wednesday afternoon presenting the proposed process, where you will have an opportunity to ask questions and propose further amendments. You can also email [email protected]
Residential heat network developers can learn how to manage the 'perfect storm' of regulation, rocketing energy prices and decarbonisation targets at a free webinar series, hosted by Shoosmiths and Switch2 Energy.
In 2020, BRE published a technical note for SAP 2012 providing distinction between heat networks that use recovered heat from EfW combustion and heat networks that recover waste heat from power stations. The aforementioned SAP consultation earlier this year proposed using this note as the basis of the carbon content/efficiency of heat recovered from EfW in future SAP versions. The figures presented in the BRE guidance are favourable, and would encourage more heat network connections to EfW, but may be open to scrutiny down the line.
The District Heating Divas have produced a short film showcasing the diverse range of careers opportunities in the sector.
On May 11 BEIS published the Government’s response to its consultation ‘A market-based mechanism for low-carbon heat’. You can find the consultation and response here. The consultation was seeking views on the introduction of a market-based mechanism to support investment and innovation for heat pumps, based on either an obligation on manufacturers of fossil-fuel heating appliances (the lead option) or on energy suppliers (the alternative option). The Government indicated they would choose the former.
Heat networks that will use Energy from Waste to be developed in London and East Devon with support of funding awarded through the Government’s Heat Networks Investment Project (HNIP).
Elexon, manager of the electricity Balancing and Settlement Code (BSC), is introducing changes on 30 June which will help owners of smaller electricity assets to play a more prominent role in offering balancing services.
Vodafone and Centrica have today announced the signing of a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) with MYTILINEOS S.A for the output from three solar farms under construction in England, with a total capacity of 110MW.