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Posted by Ian Allan

Tuesday 20th October, 2020

On Demand Webinar | ESCos Explained: ESCo options and benefits to stakeholders

Posted by Helen Maycock

Session 11: ESCos Explained: ESCo options and benefits to stakeholders

This webinar will include the perspective of the ESCo covering customer service, the role of the ESCo, different types, benefits and drawbacks. Legal perspective covering the developer and ESCo relationship, the impact on phased developments and connection and adoption fees. How impending regulation might affect ESCos and the future of them.



  • What are Projects Aims and Objectives to deliver the project?
  • 3rd Party ESCo
  • 100% Wholly Owned ESCo
  • In the House Delivery – NO ESCo
  • Key Performance Indicators – KPI’s
  • Protecting the clients reputation
  • Contractual risk & control
  • The ESCo offer
  • Adoption ESCo
  • DBO: The Switch2 difference
  • Stacking benefits to address the cost of low carbon heating
  • Evolution of networks



Ian Allan – Head of Market Strategy (Switch2)

Ian Allan is a specialist in district and community heating, whose career in the industry spans more than 25 years. Ian is a leading authority on smart metering, data management and billing systems, including new generation prepayment technologies. Ian WAS on the ADE panel for the Heat Networks Market Framework and was on the committee for the soon-to-be-released update to CIBSE CP1.

Colin Hall - Partner (Winckworth Sherwood)

With over 20 years’ experience, Colin Hall has advised on some of the biggest and most innovative Decentralised Energy schemes including District Heating, EV Charging, and local electricity. He has introduced some of the Contract provisions which are now regarded as industry standards. Colin acts for all participants in the Decentralised Energy sector with particular emphasis on developers and ultimate asset holders.

Steve Hunt - Development Director (Ener-Vate)

As one of the three co-founders of an independent commercial consultancy and with his 15 years of experience as a senior member of a major UK utility company, Steve Hunt is assisting clients from public and private sector in all aspects of District Heating Networks Development from initial idea through to final ‘heat on’ and beyond.
Ener-Vate ensures that schemes are commercially and contractually well balanced and that the investment risk, delivery and onward operation are carried out successfully, whilst ensuring the end heat customers’ experience and cost are competitive to alternative provision.


The webinar is now available on demand at the link below.

*For those working in local authorities, housing associations, private developers, contractors and consultants - with responsibility for developing and managing heat networks

Video CTA Switch2 webinar Oct 1


In April 2020, Switch2 launched its Heat Networks webinar programme.

Register for upcoming sessions here

View all webinars on demand here

Helen Maycock

Marketing Co-ordinator

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