District Heating News

  • Switch2 publishes free eGuide to designing and planning heat networks

    Community and district heating specialist Switch2 Energy has published a free guide to designing and planning heat ...


    By Switch2 Energy Limited

  • Twenty one Bredel hose pumps installed in landmark sustainable energy project

    Bredel hose pumps from Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group (WMFTG) have been installed as part of a landmark abrasives handling project at the combined heat and power (CHP) plant of Dong Energy in Studstrup, Denmark. The project has seen the facility switch from coal to biomass fuel in line with its ambition to supply sustainable energy. Bredel peristaltic hose pumps were selected ...

  • Vital Aim for District Heating Treble

    Our 10-year partnership with Berkeley Homes and SSE on the Royal Arsenal Riverside development has resulted in a finalist spot on the H&V News Awards 2017 shortlist, which celebrates the best projects in the sustainable and renewable energy sector. Royal Arsenal Riverside has been shortlisted in the District Heating Project of the Year category, which we are proud to have won in both 2015 and ...


    By Vital Energi

  • How to recover costs from heat networks while ensuring residents pay fair price

    Community and district heating suppliers in the UK often struggle to manage the twin challenges of recovering investment and operational costs while ensuring low and fair pricing for residential heat customers. Community heating specialist Switch2 Energy has published an infographic guide to effective tariff ...


    By Switch2 Energy Limited

  • Spanish DSO Selects Advanticsys Monitoring Solutions for District Heating and Cooling Project

    Advanticsys extends its projects portfolio with an automated meter reading project in one of the largest District Heating/Cooling networks in the south of Europe, operated by Spanish company Sampol. In particular, this project, located in Palma (Majorca – Spain) provides heating and cooling to the Balearic Islands University (UIB) and the Balearic Islands Innovation Park ...

  • Seminar shows how to make district heating pay for both operators and residents

    How local authorities and housing associations can achieve financial viability for district heating schemes, while ensuring fair pricing for residents, will be addressed at a free breakfast seminar in central London on Wednesday 25 January. The seminar is being hosted by Switch2 Energy, Winckworth Sherwood and The Carbon Trust, who will discuss software tools, cost modelling, metering options and ...


    By Switch2 Energy Limited

  • Rotork emergency shut-off solution protects pipelines on motorway bridge

    The Sundsvall Bridge in northern Sweden carries the European Route E4 motorway, spanning a coastal cove to bypass the city of Sundsvall. Opened in 2014, the 2.1 kilometre bridge also carries two 400 mm diameter district heating pipelines which are now protected by an emergency shut-off system incorporating Rotork pneumatic actuators. A quick reliable shut-off solution on either side of the bridge ...


    By Rotork

  • Windless winter weeks: The impact of future heating supply on the energy infrastructure

    Pointing to the future benchmark situation in which cold weather drives up heating demand, while electricity supply is reduced due to low wind speeds, Ecofys has released a new presentation on “windless winter weeks”. Kees van der Leun, managing partner at Ecofys, discussed the impact our future way of heating will have on the energy infrastructure as a key note speaker at the 2016 ...


    By Ecofys

  • Switch2 Energy puts customers first to win national award for district heating success

    The company has won the Association for Decentralised Energy (ADE) Customer Engagement Award for its smart metering partnership with Sheffield City Council. Switch2's smart metering technology is being used by Sheffield City Council to dramatically cut customer bills and reduce energy consumption across 6,000 homes connected to its ...


    By Switch2 Energy Limited

  • Switch2 and Newport City Homes win award for combatting fuel poverty

    More than 750 homes connected to NCH's Duffryn district heating scheme have halved their energy consumption by using Switch2 Energy's G6 smart energy pay-as-you-go meters.     Previously, residents paid a fixed weekly charge for their heating and hot water, but now they have control over their usage and costs, which allows them to budget better and save ...


    By Switch2 Energy Limited

  • Cashflow seminar from Switch2 Energy and Carbon Trust

    Developers and investors will learn how to check the finances of heat networks and meet new regulations at a free morning seminar at Manchester Town Hall on Friday 25 November. The seminar is being hosted by community energy specialist Switch2 Energy and The Carbon Trust, which will introduce its new cashflow quality assurance ...


    By Switch2 Energy Limited

  • Free seminar introduces heat network suppliers to new Heat Trust Calculator

    The free breakfast event, hosted by Switch2  and Winckworth Sherwood, will show delegates how to raise performance standards in heat network management and introduce them to the Heat Trust's new cost comparison tool. This calculator will  help customers to better understand and compare their district heating bills. ...


    By Switch2 Energy Limited

  • Switch2 welcomes low carbon `central heating for cities` funding to deliver affordable warmth

    Community heating specialist Switch2 has welcomed the government's multi-million pound funding commitment to low carbon UK heat networks that could cut heating costs by as much as 30%. The government has launched a £39m Pilot Scheme of the Heat Networks Investment Project – part of its £320m ...


    By Switch2 Energy Limited

  • How to put residents at the heart of community heating schemes

    Community heating specialist Switch2 Energy has published a free guide on how to design and implement heat networks around the needs of residents. The ...


    By Switch2 Energy Limited

  • CHP can help deliver on legally binding targets of fifth carbon budget

    Combined heat and power (CHP) can make an important contribution to new legally binding carbon reduction targets approved by the UK government, says ENER-G. The fifth carbon budget passed into law during July and commits the UK to slashing CO2 emissions by 57 per cent between 2028 and  2032,  against 1990 levels.  One of its  key ...


    By ENER-G

  • RE:FIT For Purpose

    Vital Energi are pleased to announce that they have been awarded a place on The National Framework for Energy Performance Contracting (RE:FIT) developed by the Greater London Authority (GLA) and Local Partnerships (LP) and available for use nationally. RE:FIT, the national energy efficiency programme for the public sector, has set up a new framework of 16 suppliers that will ...


    By Vital Energi

  • Kaori expand Patented Double Wall and Air Dryer Heat Exchanger Portfolio

    Responding to requests from OEMs to reducing size and cost, Kaori’s team release the new patented Brazed Plate Heat Exchanger for Double Wall D045 and Refrigerated Air Dryer A140. The two new heat exchangers extend the capabilities of Kaori’s line of Double Wall and Air Dryer Series to offer unique design and manufacturing process benefit manufactures of heating and cooling ...

  • Bioenergy Study Tour Denmark - September 2016

    We our offering the opportunity to travel to Denmark on a bioenergy tour. The cost will be in the region of €550. This will include 3 nights accommodation, flights and travel in Copenhagen, it does not cover food expenses. If you are interested in participating please contact Teresa O’Brien at contact@irbea.ie. Further details to follow. The proposed schedule includes some of the ...

  • District Heating Network Completes at £330m Campus

    The University of Northampton is relocating to its new £330m Waterside Campus, located  on a 58 acre brownfield site, and Vital Energi have completed the 1,600m district heating network which will carry low-carbon heat and hot water throughout the campus. The £1.25 million design and build contract was scheduled for 35 weeks and Vital were responsible for delivering the district ...


    By Vital Energi

  • Clarke Energy Sponsorship of the District Heating Conference 2016

    Clarke Energy are delighted to be sponsoring the Association for Decentralised Energy’s District Heating Conference 2016. The event takes place on the 26th of May at the Barnes Wallis Building, University of Manchester. The Association for Decentralised Energy’s ...


    By Clarke Energy

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