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Meet your obligations with heat network regulations

Posted by Ian Allan

Monday 10th August, 2020

On Demand Webinar | Selling electricity to residents: opportunities for developers

Posted by Lucy Glynn

Session 7: Selling electricity to residents: opportunities for developers

This session will cover the regulations that apply to the resale and generation of electricity on residential developments and provide an introduction to exemptions to the requirement for a licence.
We will address how to use electricity to produce cost savings to residents through integrated local energy systems which have the added benefit of delivering zero carbon.



  • What is private wire in the context of residential heat networks?
  • Advantages & examples of private wire
  • Savings & contributions
  • Site topographies & the law
  • Combining heat and power for residents
  • Resale & onsite supply of electricity

The webinar speakers are:

Ian Allan – Head of Market Strategy (Switch2 Energy)

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.

Ed Weightman, Senior Associate (Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP)

Ed Weightman is a specialist in regulatory compliance, commercial dispute resolution, renewable energy and cleantech. Ed has experience of acting for both private and public sector clients. Ed was previously Head of Enforcement Casework and Senior Legal Advisor at Ofgem, who have been proposed to take over as Regulators for the heat network sector.


In conjunction with this webinar, Switch2 Energy & Penningtons Manches Cooper have developed a fact sheet to help heat network operators understand the practical and legal aspects of supplying electricity to residents. Download here


The webinar is now available by completing the form below.

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

Access the Webinar

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