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Heat Networks have been proven around the world as a reliable, cost-effective and low carbon means of heat yet just 2% of buildings are heating this way in the UK. Using a mix of Government and private sector funding, Triple Point Heat Networks Investment Management will help to build a self-sustaining and transformative heat energy market which offers affordable and reliable heat.

About The Green Heat Network Fund (GHNF)

The Green Heat Network Fund (GHNF) is a 3-year £288 million capital grant fund that will support:

  • the commercialisation and construction of new low and zero carbon (LZC) heat networks (including the supply of cooling)
  • the retrofitting and expansion of existing heat networks

Eligibility

The GHNF is open to organisations in the public, private, and third sectors in England. Individuals, households and sole traders cannot apply.

Timescales

The GHNF main scheme opens its first application round on 14 March 2022. This will be followed by quarterly rounds until the scheme closes in 2025.

 

About the Heat Networks Investment Project (HNIP)

The Government invested up to £320m of support to individual projects across England and Wales. The Heat Networks Investment Project (HNIP) is now closed for applications.

COVID 19: At this difficult time the Triple Point Heat Networks Management team is still available to support applicants through the application process. We are all working remotely but meetings can be scheduled using Microsoft Teams or other video conferencing platforms. Application deadlines will not be changing as a result of COVID-19. Please contact us via enquiries@tp-heatnetworks.org if you have any questions about how we are operating or to request a meeting with the team.

BEIS Heat Network Investment Vehicle (BHIVE)

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has established a Dynamic Purchasing System (“DPS”) for heat networks – BEIS Heat Investment Vehicle (BHIVE). BHIVE will allow public sector heat network owners/developers in England and Wales to procure funding and funding-related services for their heat network projects from a range of potential funders. Find out more here.

What is a Heat Network?

Heat networks (sometimes referred to as district heating) are a distribution system that takes heat from a centralised source and delivers it to a number of different buildings. These heat networks also form an important part of the Government’s plan in the future of low carbon heat, in particular in cities and high-density areas. Heat networks can decarbonise more easily compared to most other heat sources because new technologies can be added to the system with little disruption to individual householders. They provide a unique opportunity to exploit larger scale, renewable and recovered heat sources that can’t be accessed at an individual building level. Heat networks also provide system benefits such as thermal storage and reducing the energy demand of the grid at peak times. It is estimated by the Committee on Climate Change that around 18% of UK heat will need to come from heat networks by 2050 if the UK is to meet its carbon targets cost-effectively. BEIS expect that heat networks will have a strong role to play in delivering low carbon heat to homes in future.

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