Organisations overseeing the UK’s heat networks and industry have created a new Council that will oversee plans to drive up to £50bn in investment into the sector to create 35,000 new jobs and deliver zero-carbon heat networks. The newly launched the Heat Networks Industry Council (HNIC) comprises of heat network operators and energy firms that delivers heat to almost 500,000 UK customers as an alternative from gas-boiler heating. The Council has set out a new industry plan that will support between £30bn to £50bn of investment in the sector that creates 35,000 new jobs by 2050. The HNIC is also aiming to deliver universal zero-carbon heat networks by 2035 and upskill the supply chain and workforce to enable 18% of UK heat demand to be met through heat networks by 2050. This would include all major UK cities to have strategic heat network strategies in place by 2030.
Edie 4th June 2020 read more »