The National Infrastructure Commission have published a study by Element Energy and E4tech examining the costs associated with different pathways to decarbonising heat in the UK. These pathways included electrification (heat pumps, electric storage heating), decarbonisation of gas (hydrogen networks, biomethane) and hybrid gas-electric approaches, supported by the deployment of energy efficiency, heat networks and […]

The Carbon Trust have published a guide to stakeholder engagement in heat networks. Intended for project managers, the guide aims to give the reader a better understanding of why stakeholder engagement is so crucial, who they need to engage, when they need to engage them, what they need to do and how they should do it. […]

The UK District Energy Vanguards Network is hosting a free one-day workshop in York on Thursday 5th July 2018 that will provide a platform of expert speakers sharing real-life experiences of developing a heat network. The event is specifically designed for local authorities and other public sector bodies developing district heating networks. More details and […]

CARES Conference 2018
22nd March 2018

Local Energy Scotland are hosting the Community and Renewable Energy Scheme (CARES) Conference on 18-19 April 2018 in Glasgow. The conference will focus on new approaches to the challenges posed in meeting the 2030 targets set out in the Scottish Government’s Energy Strategy, as well as providing information on more about the range of funds and support […]


The Scottish Futures Trust has issued guidance on heat supply agreements aimed primarily at public bodies who are either developing their own heat networks, or acting as customers to networks operated by other organisations (whether public or private). Much of the information is not specific to public bodies and will be of wider interest and […]

Glasgow Geothermal Energy Research Field Site
13th February 2018

The British Geological Survey and Natural Environment Research Council have published information including technical briefing presentations and exhibition material from a community engagement event held in Dalmarnock as part of the Glasgow Geothermal Energy Research Field Site. The research explores whether or not geothermal energy schemes could be scaled up for larger areas and how to avoid […]

Low Carbon Innovation Funding Invitation
7th February 2018

The Scottish Government has committed to invest up to £60 million to deliver innovative low carbon energy infrastructure solutions across Scotland. This includes support for projects involving electricity battery storage, sustainable heating systems and low emissions transport. This fair and open funding invitation has been designed to accelerate the delivery of large scale innovative low […]


The Heat Trust has opened a consultation seeking views on amending Scheme Rules to allow existing heat networks, that do not use individual heat supply agreements, to register with Heat Trust providing that clear terms of service are set out in a separate document. This consultation opened on Friday 2 February 2018 and will close […]


EAUC-Scotland have partnered with the Heat Network Partnership to offer a free workshop for the further and higher education sector to raise awareness of low carbon heat. Date: 26 March 2018 10:00 – 15:30 Venue: Queen Margaret University, Musselburgh The event will explore topics such as low carbon heat technologies, developing a business case and […]

Low Carbon Heat: Home Builders Workshops
22nd January 2018

UPDATE: The cancelled workshop in Stirling on 01/03/18 has been rearranged for 21/03/18. For more information and to register visit: The Heat Network Partnership are providing free workshops to support the housing sector in engaging with low carbon heat, what benefits it can bring and how to develop a strategic approach to district heating implementation. […]