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Dan McGrail to step down as HeatNIC chair

3 February 2021

Dan McGrail is to step down as the chair of the Heat Networks Industry Council (HeatNIC) following his decision to leave Siemens.

He is leaving to take up the role of chief executive officer of Renewable UK at the end of May.

Dan has been instrumental in the creation of the Heat Networks Industry Council, which launched in June 2020.

The HeatNIC is comprised of key stakeholders from across the heat networks sector, including heat network developers and operators, who are working closely with government and the public sector to realise the full potential of heat networks in the UK.

Dan McGrail, chair of HeatNIC said:

“I am really proud of the work that has been done in establishing HNIC as an important voice to government, and in establishing the collective ambition of our companies to transform clean heat in the UK.

“We have come a long way and there is much to do but I am convinced that the heat network industry really now has the momentum to get the deal it needs.”

Prior to his current role at the HeatNIC, Dan served as both chair of the Association of Decentralised Energy (ADE) and on the non-executive board.

Thanking Dan for his work at both the ADE and HeatNIC, the ADE’s chief executive officer Ian Calvert said:

“As chair of this important initiative, Dan has been pivotal over the last two years as in driving forward the Heat Network Industry Council, and he will be working with us over the next two months to fill the considerable gap he will leave in HeatNIC.”

Dan will continue as HeatNIC chair until a replacement is appointed.


For further information please contact:

Lucinda Dann, External Affairs Officer, The ADE,

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