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Heat network provider Switch2 Energy has welcomed government commitments to introduce fresh consumer protections and further funding for district heating projects.
Plans to appoint Ofgem as the regulator of heat networks in the UK has been proposed in a new government consultation focused on expanding uptake of such systems.
The Institution of Gas Engineers & Managers (IGEM) has given a cautious welcome to Ofgem’s Decarbonisation Action Plan, which appears to hedge its bets over the route to Net Zero emissions and not back one single path. But IGEM warned that ‘ripping out the central heating’ - going to an electric-only grid - was not a feasible option for government.
The Labour Party would renationalise the UK’s energy networks in a bid to improve investment in infrastructure that will be required to support lower carbon homes.
The National Energy Action (NEA) charity is calling for fresh investment to improve the energy efficiency of UK homes and their heating systems as a means to more effectively address fuel poverty around the UK.
A new heat network-focused association has been established by the Energy and Utilities Alliance (EUA) to provide a range of equipment suppliers with a single voice concerning policy, regulations and standards.
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has called for Ofgem to be appointed regulator of the heat network sector across England and Wales to help ensure improved take-up of the technology.
Energy regulator Ofgem has outlined new approaches for smart energy initiatives that could drive innovation among heating and ventilation suppliers for cheaper, more efficient system maintenance, argues industry body BSRIA.