Heat networks

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How can the sector promote trust, fairness and legitimacy at the same time as tackling the urgent transformations linked to the net-zero journey and technological advances? A panel including Ofwat’s Jonson Cox, Lord Deben, Northern Powergrid CEO Phil Jones and Michael Lewis of Eon, gave their view as part of the New Deal for Utilities debate
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A Heat-as-a-Service (HaaS) model could be a key driver in the decarbonisation push but a lack of appetite from consumers for longer contracts may slow progress, an analyst has suggested. Research from Delta-EE showed consumers were reluctant to commit to a deal longer than two to three years and that a disruptor was needed in this area.
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Energy Networks Association’s Open Networks Project, which has been engaging with industry to power towards a smarter, low-carbon energy system, has reached some key milestones, says ENA's head of innovation, Randolph Brazier
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Jonathan Westley, of Experian, says utilites have the power to help reduce the number of people excluded from the financial system.
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The procrastination around tackling high-carbon home heat must end if we are serious about reaching net zero, says Juliet Davenport, founder of Good Energy. Writing for Utility Week, she gives some suggestions for kickstarting the process and says the government should seriously consider funding low-carbon heating through gas bills.
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The Green Finance Institute has launched a Zero Carbon Heating Taskforce to design and implement financing mechanisms to help facilitate the rapid adoption of green heating technologies. The taskforce has been drawn from members of the Coalition for the Energy Efficiency of Buildings and includes representatives from academia and civil society, local and national government and the financial, energy and construction sectors.
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Good Energy has revealed plans to launch what it claimed will be the UK’s first energy tariff designed specifically with heat pumps in mind.  The Wiltshire-based renewable energy supplier believes the new offering will complement the government’s new £2 billion Green Home Grants announced by the chancellor last month.
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A major new report published this week sets out a huge scale of opportunity for city authorities to drive the green agenda and a potential £100 billion in local energy projects. Denise Chevin digests the report’s findings and the net zero plans for four local authorities it spotlights.
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Centrica has called for the installation of one million heat pumps over the next five years as part of the green economic recovery. It has urged the government to bring forward the full Future Homes Standard (FHS) by three years to 2021, as well as phasing into 2025 a scrappage scheme for oil boilers. The company has published a three-point plan which includes a series of measures it believes will help restart the post-Covid economy in line with its net-zero emissions commitment.
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Customer trust in heat networks is as essential as the infrastructure that builds them, the chief executive of the Energy Ombudsman has said. The Ombudsman chief said that customers are being asked to deal with new products and services in very different ways than they have previously which brings a level of fear and mistrust.
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SSE has submitted a five-point action plan to the government, aimed at putting the net-zero journey at the heart of the post-pandemic economic recovery. In it, the company says that setting a new target for decarbonising the power sector by 2040 could be the cornerstone of any green recovery.
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Vattenfall has signed an agreement with property developer Argent Related to design, build and operate one of the UK’s largest heat networks to date. The network will serve 6,700 new homes proposed as part of the Brent Cross South regeneration scheme in North London as well as half a million square metres of office, retail and commercial space.
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Hundreds of new homes in Gateshead will be warmed with heat extracted from a disused coal mine after the local council received funding to extend an existing heat network. The scheme was one of four to bag a share of £25 million awarded as part of the third round of the government’s Heat Networks Investment Project.
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While the UK can claim to be in Europe’s vanguard for decarbonisation of electricity it is one of the continent’s laggards when it comes to clean heating. Its recent proposals for transitioning to low-carbon heating are unlikely to improve the situation, according to Jan Rosenow and Samuel Thomas of the Regulatory Assistance Project.
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