Choosing a commercial structure for your heat network can feel daunting. How do you evaluate the different commercial structures to make sure you get the best fit for your organisation and your network? How do you strike a balance between risk, complexity and the cost of capital?
The UK District Energy Vanguards Network hosted a free one-day workshop in London on Monday 4th February 2019 to help local authorities consider these questions and other aspects of choosing commercial structures for heat network projects.
The day was designed to be interactive and engaging, with discussions, debate and the opportunity to network with local authority peers. The goal was to learn from the collective experience in the room!
The slide pack can be downloaded from the PRESENTATIONS panel below.
Some feedback from our attendees
Fantastic day to help set out the framework of options available for local authority workers considering or tasked with investigating heat networks in their area. Useful whether you have some knowledge already, or you’re just setting out to investigate a heat network and it’s all new. A really friendly, collaborative workshop focused on interaction rather than dictation.
Stephen Webber, Energetik / London Borough of Enfield
I attended an event in London run by the District Energy Vanguards Network to discuss commercial models for heat networks. I came away motivated and much better informed of the application of different commercial models to heat networks according to the stakeholders and their appetite for risk. This is now actively helping me develop a community energy project. The event was practical and useful. I definitely recommend attending if you are planning to develop a heat network.
Sheryl French, Cambridgeshire County Council
This is a great opportunity to share the experiences and common lessons learnt from District Heating project teams who are willing to impart knowledge and requirements within a relaxed and informal setting. I thought the workshop was very beneficial as there were people from all parts of the DHN value chain in attendance and this meant that answers to various questions could be addressed by people directly involved with every aspect of developing and delivering a DHN.
Mark Andrew, Amber Infrastructure / Mayor of London’s Energy Efficiency Fund
The event has been made possible by our lead sponsor SSE and our further sponsors Logstor, SWEP and Switch2.
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