The first phase of a new £28.5 million project to create a Virtual Energy System (VES) in Orkney, Scotland, has been launched to digitally link distributed and intermittent renewable generation to flexible demand. The ReFLEX (Responsive Flexibility) Orkney project will demonstrate a first-of-its-kind Virtual Energy System (VES) interlinking local electricity, transport, and heat networks into […]

The Scottish Government have opened two consultations around Energy Efficient Scotland and low carbon heat. The Energy Efficient Scotland: Consultation seeks to gather evidence which might support a change to the proposed time frame to deliver standards for all properties across Scotland. It builds on earlier consultations on energy efficiency and fuel poverty. The consultation […]

Ofgem has published a factsheet on ECO3 district heating systems (DHS) and summary of proposal (SoP). The factsheet draws together the key areas of information for suppliers and the supply chain when engaging with Ofgem prior to delivering district heating measures, and sets out the requirements for delivering these measures under ECO3. A summary of […]

ClimateXChange have published research by Changeworks and the Centre for Energy Policy, University of Strathclyde, reviewing existing European regulatory models and identify learning from each that are relevant to the Scottish context. The outputs will add to a body of existing research which will inform the Scottish Government’s proposals regarding regulation in the coming years. […]

The Heat and the City team at the University of Edinburgh have published a research briefing and list of practitioner resources: Meeting the strategic challenges of UK district heating offers practical approaches to tackling UK district heating challenges based on their work on district heating since 2010. This briefing summarises recent research findings on district heating […]

The Scottish Government have published their Electricity and Gas Networks Vision to 2030, which builds on Scotland’s Energy Strategy, published in December 2017. It considers the crucial role that Scotland’s electricity and gas networks will play in the energy transition currently underway, and in achieving the Scottish Government’s ambitions to decarbonise the whole energy system […]

Vulnerable households may benefit or suffer further injustice from the switch to low carbon technology depending on whether risks are preempted and actively mitigated, according to new research by the University of Sussex and the Energy Systems Catapult. Decarbonising our energy system to achieve 2050 emissions targets will require extensive innovation, which has the potential […]

Heat Trust extends its eligibility criteria
21st February 2019

Heat Trust, the independent customer protection scheme has extended its eligibility requirements to enable heat network suppliers with Customer Charters, or equivalent, to register. To-date, heat network suppliers have been required to have a Heat Energy Supply Agreement in place with each customer before being eligible to register. Head of Scheme Bindi Patel said more […]

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