communal heating News

  • Speech to the Community Heat Conference

    I’m delighted to be invited join you at your first Community Heat Conference. Amongst a number of things that struck me when I joined DECC was the scale of its heat challenge – but also how communities and heat fit so well together. In the UK we cannot operate - as businesses, local authorities or communities without heat –we also need a secure energy future and we must tackle ...

  • GRC 2017 Annual Meeting Announced - Call for Papers Issued

    The Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) has issued a call for papers for the world’s biggest geothermal conference of the year taking place October 1-4, 2017, in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA at the Salt Palace Convention Center.  Themed “Geothermal Energy - Power to do More” the 41st GRC Annual Meeting will reflect the world-wide availability of a clean, dependable renewable ...


    By Geothermal Resources Council

  • Seminar introduces new Heat Trust to district and community heating providers

    District and community heating suppliers are invited to find out more about the new Heat Trust, which is due to launch at the end of November and sets out new quality and performance standards to ensure best practice for heat networks. The free seminar will be hosted by community heating, metering and billing ...


    By ENER-G

  • 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

  • Community low carbon heating scheme launched

    £8m community scheme under the Renewable Heat Premium Payment (RHPP) opens to applications today Winners of £10m social landlord competition 2012 revealed Low carbon heating scheme for communities open to applications today Community groups up and down the nation will be able to bid for a share of £8million to install low carbon heating like solar thermal ...

  • New regulations and standards for district and community heating are topic of seminars

    The latest regulations on district and community heating and new industry standards will be explained to heat suppliers, such as developers and landlords, at two forthcoming breakfast seminars in central London. The free seminars will be hosted by community heating, metering and billing specialist ENER-G Switch2 ...


    By ENER-G

  • New guide to compliant metering and billing for communal heating schemes

    ENER-G Switch2 has published a free e-guide entitled "How to Charge for Communal Heating", including advice on new regulations and ...


    By ENER-G

  • Guide shows business planning steps to provide financial returns on community heating

    ENER-G Switch2 has published a new e-guide to business planning for  community heating ...


    By ENER-G

  • The connected heating

    Also heating systems can communicate with manufacturers and customers via the internet. Machine-to-Machine (M2M) respectively Internet of Things (IoT) technology enables the trend of equipping heating systems with communication modules to let them exchange information with smartphones and PCs. Today we take a look at modern heating solutions with a high degree of customer interaction, discuss ...

  • Publication of the community energy strategy

    The Government is today publishing the Community Energy Strategy and I will be depositing copies of it in the Libraries of the House. This is the first ever Community Energy Strategy published by a UK Government. It sets out the role that communities can play in helping to meet the UK’s energy and climate change ...

  • KM1 Communication module

    The KM1 communication module is the network connection for solar and heating systems, especially suited for technicians managing large systems, heating installers and home owners who like to keep a close eye on their system. With the KM1, the system can be monitored over the Internet. VBus.net enables e. g. system yield monitoring in a comprehensive system graphic. Additionally, ...


    By Resol GmbH

  • Developing ESCo solutions for small scale residential community energy/district heating schemes

    Yan Evans, Director of ENER-G Switch2 Will be speaking in Manchester at Event City on 21 March at the CHP/Renewables/Power/ Roadshow on the subject of "Modelling and developing small-scale residential community energy/district heating ESCo solutions". There is a powerful mandate to deliver affordable energy through low carbon decentralised energy ...


    By ENER-G

  • New three-in-one smart billing technology takes risk out of community heating

    Heat metering and billing specialist Switch2 has launched a stylish new three-in-one smart pay-as-you-go billing and energy management system for community heating schemes. Incontro  helps developers and landlords to manage costs, reduce debt ...


    By ENER-G

  • Next steps on Renewable Heat

    Progress on support for renewable heat hots up today with the publication of three consultations on the Coalition’s Renewable Heat Incentive scheme (RHI). The RHI, the first of its kind in the world, was launched for the non domestic sector in November last year, with a scheme for householders intended to open in Summer 2013. Renewable Heat Incentive for householders ...

  • The heat is on for social landlords

    A new £6million competition aimed at getting renewable heating kit into the homes of social tenants across Great Britain has been launched by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) today. This new competition, part of the extended Renewable Heat Premium Payment (RHPP) scheme announced in March this year, will help registered providers of social housing to install heat pumps, ...

  • Increased support for renewable heat

    I am pleased to announce today the publication of DECC’s Government response document ‘Non-Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive: Improving support, increasing uptake’, which sets out a range of improvements and increased support under the non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). This responds to the consultations “Expanding the non-domestic scheme”, “Air to ...

  • HART® communication protocol ensures reliable communication with Crowcon’s IRmax gas detector

    Easy and reliable connection and communication is vital when using a gas detector, which is why Crowcon has introduced the HART Communication Protocol for its IRmax infrared (IR) hydrocarbon detector. The HART (Highway Addressable Remote Transducer) Communication Protocol is the global standard for sending and receiving digital information across analog wires between smart devices and control or ...

  • Vacancy from the PTR-MS Community

    Technicians or scientists with experience in PTR-MS are high in demand! Below you’ll find an interesting opening at our colleagues at the University of Antwerp. The PLECO research group has got two of IONICON’s proton transfer reaction mass spectrometers (PTR-QMS and ...


    By Ionicon Analytik Ges.m.b.H.

  • Helping communities understand aircraft noise

    Brüel & Kjær has launched a new feature rich website - WebTrak MyNeighborhood - which ties into local airport noise monitoring systems to provide communities with answers about long-term noise impact. The website helps build an understanding of the ...

  • A New Way to Harness Waste Heat

    Original story at MIT News Vast amounts of excess heat are generated by industrial processes and by electric power plants; researchers around the world have spent decades seeking ways to harness some of this wasted energy. Most such efforts have focused on thermoelectric devices, solid-state materials that can produce electricity ...

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