A report from the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) highlights how it is potentially possible to reduce the capital costs needed to deploy heat networks at scale, potentially decreasing the cost of the UK’s low carbon transition by £3bn. The new report, which was written by the Energy Systems Catapult, identifies eight cost saving route maps for heat network deployment in the UK, developed as an outcome of its Heat Infrastructure Development project led by AECOM.
Project research shows that nearly half of heat demand in the country could be met by heat networks and therefore should play a much larger part in the UK’s heat delivery system in 2050, especially to less efficient and higher density buildings. However, the ETI believes that the sector needs to be mobilised quickly because if it is to meet this potential, then hundreds of thousands of network connections are needed per year.
Find out more and download the report here.