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Heat Network Efficiency: Metering

Posted by Ian Allan on 15-Feb-2018 10:41:00

To measure and manage the heat network efficiency, the installation of appropriate metering needs to be considered and implemented. Metering needs to be of the right type, installed in the right place and provide accurate, reliable data. And, to be effective, you need an airtight metering strategy.

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Doing the maths: Top economic benefits of community heating

Posted by Ian Allan on 08-Feb-2018 17:37:41

The green credentials of creating renewable energy for community heating are now well established. But as networks become more established and expand, important economic benefits are feeding through. Add to that the Government funding commitments for at least the next four years, and now really is the time for developers to explore their options.

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Upgrading community heating schemes: Getting it right for the customer

Posted by Kirsty Lambert on 26-Jan-2018 08:52:43

Many building owners are challenged with either upgrading community heating systems or converting buildings with gas or electricity. It may still be the case that some residents remain wary and sceptical about community district heating schemes; especially when they will be contractually tied into one supplier.

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Recyling our waste heat

Posted by Steve Coates on 19-Jan-2018 17:11:01

Did you know that for every kWh created for electricity – 2 kWh of heat is wasted? Or that the UK throws enough heat to fulfil our total demand in heating? Our latest blog looks at recycling the heat that we currently are wasting in our cities and industries.

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2018 hot topics and initiatives for heat networks

Posted by Ian Allan on 05-Jan-2018 14:16:38

With many initiatives and strategies announced in 2017 placing heat networks as an answer to clean heat in high dense areas; what does the New Year have in store for the industry? Our latest post explores some of the hot topics likely to take centre stage in 2018 and the initiatives that are worth keeping an eye on.

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