Vattenfall has confirmed plans to launch an innovative heat pump solution in the Netherlands, with a view to a UK launch, while the UK Government has allocated £19m of fresh funding to heat networks. While promoting its heat pump technology, Vattenfall is also urging policymakers in the Netherlands and the UK to take a context-based approach, supporting heat pumps in suburban and rural areas but district heating networks and waste heat recovery in urban centres. In related news, the UK Government recently appointed Ofgem as the nation’s heat network regulator and Citizens Advice as the consumer advocacy body for heat networks. It simultaneously unveiled a £19.1m investment round from its £320m Heat Networks Investment Project (HNIP). The investment will support the installation of five heat networks – two in Bristol and one each in Liverpool, London and Worthing. The projects in Bristol are being overseen by Bristol City Council and will serve the Temple and Bedminster districts respectively. Heat will be derived from ground-source and water-source heat pumps, and from a waste heat recovery network at Bristol University. Collectively, the two schemes should serve around 6,000 homes.
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Heat network projects across England snap up £19m in government funding.
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