Tag : heat networks
Government must take drastic and decisive decisions over the future of the gas grid by the middle of the next decade to help address a range of concerns over the viability of its zero-carbon heating aims.
The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) has granted Bosch Commercial and Industrial approval to offer a new Continuing Professional Accreditation (CPD) course focused on ‘Heat Network Design Considerations’.
The UK government will establish a regulatory framework for heat networks with the intention to secure fresh investment and increased industry uptake of the technology, as well as flexibility to accommodate new business models and innovation.
UK standards for Heat Interface Units (HIUs) have been revised and updated with an additional number of organisations now able to conduct testing.
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.
The Hot Water Association (HWA) has set out new guidance for its members on ensuring more efficient and effective use of hot water storage systems in heat networks.
A project to install what developers have claimed is England’s largest shared ground source heat pump (GSHP) is expected to be completed on schedule by October 2018 - less than a year after installation work commenced.
The Heat Trust customer protection scheme is considering expansion plans that would see it support a larger number of heat network system users such as housing associations and councils to ensure more consistent service standards and improved take up.
New findings from the Association for Decentralised Energy (ADE) have called for the introduction of a regulatory framework for heat networks to tackle a lack of minimum standards in implementing the technology based around pricing and customer service quality.
The government must do more to “firm up” policies to improve energy efficiency in new buildings and phase out the most polluting fossil fuel heating if it is to realise its Clean Growth Strategy, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has said.