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Monday 24th September, 2018

Disjointed: The heat network supply chain

Posted by Ian Allan

A heat network must deliver quality heat at an affordable price. But with many stakeholders in the supply chain how can this be achieved? Our infographic explains.

Disjointed supply chain 1

Disjointed supply chain 2


 Key takeaways

  • Heat networks must deliver high quality heat at an affordable price
  • Every stakeholder in the heat network supply chain plays an integral role in its operation
  • A good guide to use for the design and delivery of a heat network is the CIBSE/ ADE Code of Practice
  • Do you think that the operation of a circus makes for a good analogy for the delivery of heat networks? With the network owner acting as the ring-master? 

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Ian Allan

Head of Market Strategy

Areas of expertise:

• Industry challenges and issues • Heat Network Regulations • Smart metering

• Innovation in heat networks • Tariff setting • Energy prepayment • Digital innovation

• Data management • Automated Meter Reading (AMR) • Heat Interface Units

• International district heating • Compliance & best practice standards

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