One of the most challenging decisions that local authorities face when developing a heat network is choosing the delivery structure that will work best for them.

After a successful event in London, the UK District Energy Vanguards Network hosted a free one-day workshop in Manchester (21 May 2019) to help local authorities consider different structures for heat network projects.

Topics covered

It can feel daunting to understand and evaluate the different commercial structures to get the best fit for your organisation, your stakeholders and your heat network. How do you strike a balance between risk, complexity and the cost of capital?

We looked at a variety of stakeholder perspectives, and talked through models from in-house through Joint Ventures and Special Purpose Vehicles to commercial ESCO models. We also considered and the financing and procurement opportunities associated with different approaches.

Attendees

Attendees ranged from being at the stage of completing a feasibility study through to working up the business case for heat network project. The event was held in an environment designed to encourage peer learning, creative thinking and plenty of networking!

The event has been made possible by our lead sponsors SSE and our further sponsors Powerpipe, SWEP and Switch2.

Resources

Presentations can be downloaded from the PRESENTATIONS panel below

District Energy Vanguards Network – Heat Networks: The Road to Commercialisation MANCHESTER

Heat and the City response to Energy Efficient Scotland March 2019 Consultation

Faye Wade, Janette Webb, Margaret Tingey and Henry Myers ( 2019 )

Consultation response

DEVN: Heat Networks The Road to Commercialisation MANCHESTER Slide Pack

( 2019 )

Presentation

Meeting the strategic challenges of UK district heating: research briefing and practitioner resources

Ruth Bush, David Hawkey and Janette Webb ( 2019 )

Report

DEVN: Heat Networks The Road to Commercialisation LONDON Slide Pack

( 2019 )

Presentation

Working Paper: The problem of heat and its solution – dynamics of sustainable heat policy visions in the UK, Denmark and Germany

David Hawkey ( 2018 )

Working paper

Response to the Competition and Markets Authority’s “Heat Networks Market Study – Update Paper”

David Hawkey ( 2018 )

Consultation response

Aberdeen Heat & Power A growing Not-for-Profit Model

Ian Booth ( 2018 )

Presentation

Enabling to ensuring- heat networks as a tool for local re-engagement in energy

Jess Britton ( 2018 )

Presentation

Danish experiences with public and local ownership of district heating companies

Rune Nielsen ( 2018 )

Presentation

Response to Scottish Government “Second consultation on local heat & energy efficiency strategies, and regulation of district and communal heating”

David Hawkey, Ruth Bush, Margaret Tingey and Janette Webb ( 2018 )

Consultation response

DEVN: Heat Networks The Road to Commercialisation MANCHESTER Slide Pack

( 2019 )

Presentation
District Energy Vanguards Network: Heat Networks The Road to Commercialisation LONDON

District Energy Vanguards Network: Heat Networks The Road to Commercialisation LONDON February 2019

District Energy Vanguards Network: Heat Networks The Road to Commercialisation
Free one-day workshop for local authorities and other public sector organisations
Monday 4th February 2019, London