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HNP Local Authority District Heating Strategy

The Heat Network Partnership (HNP) ran a programme of support in 2015 that aimed to guide participating local authorities through the process of developing a district heating strategy.

The District Heating Strategy Support document describes a systematic approach to producing a local authority district heating strategy that will provide a framework for the identification and strategic appraisal of opportunities for district heating schemes, and encourage and support the delivery of projects. Without a robust district heating strategy and process in place, local authorities are at risk of adopting a piecemeal, reactive approach to individual energy supply opportunities which fail to realise the full environmental and economic benefits of a single integrated system.

HNP strategy support 13 Mar 15

HNP Local Authority District Heating Strategy Sessions 1

Heat Network Partnership Local Authority District Heating Strategy: Session 1

Session 1 workshops of the HNP Local Authority District Heating Strategy were held in Inverness and Edinburgh on the 9th and 11th of June 2015, respectively, and were attended by representatives from 24 local authorities.This session provided an introduction to the strategy programme, and covered the modules on engagement and opportunity assessment of district heating loads. Speaker presentations from the first session follow:

The importance of local leadership in the development of low carbon heat:

Introductory Slides
Kathleen Robertson, Scottish Government

Details of the Strategy Template document and Opportunity Assessment Tool
HNP Strategy Workshops Outline
Allan Crooks, Resource Efficient Scotland
Local Authorities as catalysts for regional networks
The economic, social and environmental opportunities of district heating identified from recent analysis of Scottish public sector estate.
Ruth Bush, Stratego
A strategy for cutting energy costs, reducing fuel poverty and creating jobs

Below are some case studies from local authorities outlining their approaches and progress in developing area-wide energy strategies:
Kevin Christie Aberdeen City
Hugh Muschamp Fife Council
Craig Thorpe Renfrewshire

HNP Local Authority District Heating Strategy Sessions 2

Heat Network Partnership Local Authority District Heating Strategy: Session 2

Session 2 workshops of the HNP Local Authority District Heating Strategy Programme took place at Eden Court, Inverness on the 1st and 2nd September and at Glasgow Caledonian University on the 8th and 9th September. These 2-day sessions covered the HNP Strategy modules on Policy, Planning, Business Models and Project Development.

HNP Strategy Session 2 overview.pptx

The London Plan, Peter North GLA.ppt

Module 3 - Planning:

Module 3 Planning and Heat Michael Westwater.pptx

Module 3 Energy Masterplanning SEHIE.ppt

Module 3 Energy Masterplanning exercise.pptx

The Energy Masterplanning session draws on the Scottish Enterprise document below:

A Guide to Energy Masterplanning 2015.pdf

Case studies

Case Study Borup biomass heat plant DEA.pptx

Case Study Gladsaxe DEA.pptx

Case Study Perth and Kinross.ppt

Case Study Aberdeenshire LDP 2016.pptx

Case Study Glasgow.ppt

Case Study Falkirk.ppt

Module 4 - Business, commercial and financial models:

Module 4 Commercial & financial strategies (Part 1) (SFT-PM).pptx

Module 4 Commercial & financial strategies (Part 2) (SFT-PM).pptx

Module 5 - Project Identification:

Module 5 Introduction to the CIBSE heat networks code of practice.pptx

Module 5 Enabling Support Presentation.pptx

Module 5 Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programme.pptx

An overview of Scotland's Low Carbon Project Development Unit which has a range of support mechanisms including project development, expert advice and funding to support the development of substantive private, public and community low-carbon projects across Scotland.

Module 5 District heating loan fund 1.pptx

Module 5 District heating loan fund 2.pdf

 

HNP Local Authority District Heating Strategy Factsheets
Heat Network Partnership Workshop Presentations

The Heat Network Partnership brings together the Scottish Government agencies that provide financial and technical support and guidance to businesses, the public sector, communities and households, working with a wider partnership of key stakeholders to deliver a step change in the scale of heat networks in Scotland.  A key feature of this support for district heating will be an ongoing series of best practice, guidance and knowledge-sharing workshops. The first four workshops took place in May / June 2014 covering the Heat Network Partnership's core themes of Leadership, Procurement, Technology, Planning and Finance. On this page you can access the presentations from our speakers.

HNP - Heat Network Standardisation

This workshop introduced the Code of Practice for Heat Networks developed by CIBSE with additional presentations on developing business models for district heating.

Lead organisation: Resource Efficient Scotland
Target audience: Public and Private sectors – including consultants involved in conducting feasibility studies, NHS, local authorities, universities/colleges, RSLs, industry, utilities, developers and investors.

HNP Seminar on Heat Network Standardisation(1)

HNP – Leadership Workshop

This workshop presented views from stakeholders on the proposals in the Scottish Government's Heat Generation Policy Statement (HGPS) and on how the Scottish Government can work with stakeholders to deliver common goals on low carbon and district heating.

Lead organisation: Scottish Government
Target audience: Public and Private sectors – including NHS, local authorities, universities/colleges, RSLs, industry, utilities, developers and investors.

HNP Leadership presentations 29042014_0

HNP – Developing and Delivering District Heating Projects

This workshop aimed to provide the public sector with information, advice and best practice in relation to the development and delivery of district heating projects. The seminar analysed the project development process, examined a range of delivery models available to the public sector, and explored related legal and procurement considerations.

Lead organisation: Scottish Futures Trust
Support organisation(s): Resource Efficient Scotland, practitioners
Target audience: Those involved in developing district heating projects from a public sector perspective, including local authorities, universities and colleges, NHS, central government (including Scottish Government agencies), Registered Social Landlords and Scottish Water. The seminar will be of interest to those working in sustainability, investment, regeneration, energy, housing, estates, legal & procurement. No prior knowledge of district heating will be assumed.

HNP SFT presentations

HNP – Technical Workshop

This workshop provided delegates with information, advice and best practice on the technical aspects of implementing district heating projects.

Lead organisation: Resource Efficient Scotland
Support organisation(s): Energy Saving Trust, Scottish Futures Trust, Scottish Enterprise, CHPA, Technical Consultants, practitioners
Target audience: Public and Private sectors – including NHS, local authorities, universities/colleges, RSLs, industry, utilities, developers and investors.

HNP Technical Workshop - Session 1

HNP Technical Workshop - Session 2

Documents and tools

The strategy template document below has been produced as a guide to district heating strategies and provides model text and guidance for creating bespoke content. This document should be used as a workbook throughout the course of the programme.
HNP District Heating Strategy Template
This district heating opportunities assessment tool was developed by the Heat Network Partnership (HNP) for the purpose of carrying out an initial high level appraisal of the potential for district heating in a region. The tool uses the Scotland heat map as the data source to produce a dashboard report, with key project indicators. The reports can support a strategic approach to prioritising potential opportunities for further investigation. The dashboard report is not intended, and should not be used as the basis for investment decision making.
Scotland District Heating Opportunity Assessment Tool V4.1

A webinar to guide users through the use of the opportunities tool can be found at the link below:
Opportunities Assessment Tool Webinar

Best practice from Denmark

Learning from best practice in Denmark

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the Danish Energy Agency and the Scottish Government was agreed by the Minister for Business, Energy, and Tourism, Fergus Ewing, in November 2014.
As part of this MoU, a programme of work was set up to share Danish approaches and methods for strategic energy planning for district heating. This section of the website has details of some relevant outputs shared as part of this work.

The Danish District Heating Planning Tool
The Danish District Heating Planning Tool, below, was produced as part of the work programme agreed with the Danish Energy Agency. The tool, which was developed by Ramboll on behalf of the Danish Energy Agency, presents a form of the methodology applied to Danish district heating planning and economic assessment.

Heat - District Heating - DEA - Ramboll heat planning tool - Model version 1 0 181215 - For sharing

The tool has been made available on the HNP website for general information and to inform thinking on planning for district heating in Scotland. The HNP does not currently offer support for use of the tool. However, a number of projects and local authorities have also been investigating the relevance of the tool for use in the Scottish context.

Any application of the tool is at the user’s own risk and is not intended, nor should it be used as the basis for investment decision making.

Other tools
The district heating opportunities assessment tool was developed by the Heat Network Partnership (HNP) for the purpose of carrying out an initial high level appraisal of the potential for district heating in a region. The tool has a supporting webinar to guide users through the use of the opportunities tool. Both the tool and the webinar are available from the Documents and Tools section above.