Government funding for heat networks – what does it mean for the future?
The Government is firmly committed to heat network development as a key part of its net zero targets. New funding initiatives have been launched to kick start heat network projects and focus on low carbon generation and improving current heat network efficiency.
This webinar will cover the Green Heat Network Fund and Heat Network Efficiency Scheme, explaining opportunities for developers and building owners. We will also cover the operator’s perspective and discuss the impact these funding schemes will have on new and existing heat networks.
The key points covered in the webinar are:
- Green Heat Network Fund
- Heat Network Efficiency Scheme
- Optimising Communal Heating Networks
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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 recently updated CIBSE CP1 2020.
Tim Ward – Stakeholder Engagement Manager, Green Heat Network Fund, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)
Active in the heat networks sector since the late 1980s when he joined ABB’s district heating business, Tim combines an engineering background with commercial, sales and technical marketing roles covering a wide array of low-carbon heat and power technologies. Now heading up stakeholder engagement management for BEIS’s Green Heat Network Fund (GHNF), Tim is keen to assist potential project sponsors and their supply chain partners to ready their projects ahead of the GHNF’s launch in the spring of 2022.
Alex Trebowicz - Heat Network Efficiency Scheme, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)
With a background in private sector engineering consultancy, as well as regional and national Government, Alex works as a Project Lead in the Heat Networks Delivery Unit at BEIS supporting development of low carbon heat networks projects particularly in the north of England. For the last two years he has worked on supporting existing networks develop strategies for performance improvements, and is currently the Project Director for the Heat Network Efficiency Scheme.
*For those working in local authorities, housing associations, private developers, contractors and consultants - with responsibility for developing and managing heat networks