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Heat networks in the UK – investment, infrastructure, and developing and regulating the market

25th June @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

This conference will assess next steps for developing heat networks in the UK – looking at market development, investment, infrastructure and the future of policy and regulation.

Ken Hunnisett, Project Director At Triple Point Heat Networks Investment Management will speak at this event

Registration link here 

 

Areas for discussion:

  • Developing the market
  • Investment
  • Regulation
  • Infrastructure

The agenda:

  • Policy priorities for developing UK heat networks – setting guidance, funding support, and establishing industry confidence
  • Supporting long-term district heating investment – reducing market uncertainty, utilising public funding, and creating conditions for private sector engagement
  • Developing the business case and overcoming challenges for district heating – creating development standards, risk transparency, and a clear process for projects
  • Creating a competitive long-term  heat market – improving accessibility, local engagement, and reducing delivery barriers
  • Priorities for delivering heat network infrastructure – local connections, working with planners, and reducing material costs
  • Decarbonising heat supply, and addressing challenges for achieving net-zero emissions by 2050
  • Next steps for connecting households to the heat system, reducing consumer bills, and innovating low-carbon heat
  • Establishing an effective regulatory framework for heat networks in the UK:
    • Setting codes and standards for heat consumers, and steps for applying into a regulated model
    • Establishing transparency, expectations for consumer quality, and stakeholder accountability
    • Designing appropriate regulation – standards, customer protection, and alignment with other utility markets.

Why this is relevant: the context:

It takes place:

  • Following announcements in the Budget of further support affecting heat networks and decarbonised heating, including
  • Following the Government’s recently released consultation on designing a heat networks market framework, which identifies multiple pathways for fostering sector growth – including
  • Regulatory developments, following

Details

Date:
25th June
Time:
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Organiser

Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum
Please contact events.ecuity@tp-heatnetworks.org if you have any questions
about the above events or would like to discuss hosting your own event.

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