Heat networks in the UK: regulation and market frameworks, innovation and investment and decarbonisation and the relationship with customers

23rd Oct 2019


This seminar will take place on 3rd December in Central London and will examine key developments in heat networks in the UK including the development of market frameworks and regulation for the sector and next steps for incentivising investment, innovation and establishing a self-sustaining market.

With Government expected to be consulting stakeholders following its policy paper on creating a market framework for the heat sector, it will be an opportunity to assess priorities.  Delegates will consider what measures are needed for the sector to foster growth, with discussion expected on:

  • Attracting investment and developing business cases for infrastructure expansion at scale;
  • Innovation - particularly reducing material, technology and operation costs for industry and energy suppliers; and
  • Bringing district heating supply into established energy markets and creating a level playing field for heat networks.

The agenda includes keynote contributions from: Emma Floyd, Deputy Director, Heat Strategy and Heat Networks, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy; James Hemphill, Head of Heat Regulation, Scottish Government; Rt Hon the Lord Deben, Chairman, Committee on Climate Change; Bindi Patel, Head of Scheme, Heat Trust; Andrew Cripps, Regional Director, Sustainability, AECOM; Adriana Rodriguez Cobas, Head of Assets and Operations, Vattenfall Heat; Zoe Guijarro, Policy Manager for Renewable Heat and Community Energy, Citizens Advice; Charles Robson, Partner, Womble Bond Dickinson and a senior speaker confirmed from the Competition and Markets Authority.

To book your place and find out more, visit the website.