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UKDEA and BEIS discuss plans for using recovered heat in heat networks

About this event

Heat networks are recognised as one of the leading methods to decarbonise urban areas. With the decarbonisation of the electricity grid, the carbon benefits of gas-fired CHP, the previously favoured technology for heat networks, are being eroded. In this webinar, you will hear about new and innovative methods of using recovered energy in heat networks, which will have an increasingly large role to play in the decarbonisation of heat in the UK.

Join a range of speakers from Government and the sector who will talk about the current policy and plans for heat networks, including the new Green Heat Network Fund (GHNF) which is targeted at decarbonisation of planned or existing heat networks. This £270m Grant fund is currently under development and opening for applications in early 2022, picking up where the current Heat Network Investment Project (HNIP) finishes. The Project Director for Heat Networks from BEIS will be speaking on this webinar.

You will also hear from a practitioner from the London Borough of Haringey about their plans to create an area-wide heat network across the borough using recovered heat.

We will also be discussing our plans for the return of a District Energy feature to Futurebuild 2021, with a focus on low carbon heat networks, and you can find out how you can take part in this exciting initiative.

The panel debate will be followed by a live Q&A session, where you can pose your questions to our experts.

In partnership with:

Webinar chair:

Simon Woodward, Chairman, The UK District Energy Association (UKDEA)

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  • Guest speaker
    John Saunders Project Director @ Heat Networks at Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

    John is Project Director for Heat Networks in BEIS, joining in 2014. His responsibilities include the Heat Networks Delivery Unit, The Heat Networks Investment Project, the latest support announced as the Green Heat Networks Fund and establishing a market framework for heat networks in the 2020s.

  • Guest speaker
    Tim Ward Stakeholder Engagement Manager @ BEIS on GHNF (Green Heat Network Fund)

    Tim is a marketing communications professional with an engineering background that spans 32 years in the district heating and low-carbon heat and power sectors. He currently works on behalf of BEIS as a stakeholder engagement manager for its Green Heat Networks Fund, along with other clients.

  • Guest speaker
    Simon Woodward Chairman @ The UK District Energy Association (UKDEA)

    Simon is an independent consultant with 30-years experience developing district energy schemes. He is currently involved with developing 10 schemes across the UK and works part-time as the UKDEA Chairman. Until 2014 he was the CEO of the UK’s largest district energy company Cofely District Energy.

  • Guest speaker
    Tim Starley-Grainger Energy Infrastructure Manager @ London Borough of Haringey

    Over the last 20 years, Tim has gained a broad experience of energy in the built environment. The first 10 years were spent in the private sector designing naturally ventilated buildings, before moving into the public sector where he is now managing Haringey’s portfolio of heat network projects.