The UK Government announced the launch of a new Heat Networks Investment Project (HNIP) last night, dubbing it the ‘central heating for cities’. As part of the UK Government’s Clean Growth Strategy, it will begin a new scheme ‘for consumers and non-domestic users’ in places such as hospitals, schools.
Energy Voice 12th April 2018 read more »
Government’s ground-breaking Heat Networks Investment Project to launch in the Autumn. Government announces a new scheme for consumers and non-domestic users to participate in a trailblazing heat networks project. Delivering on its commitment to tackle energy bills using innovative, low carbon solutions, the government today (Wednesday 11 April 2018) announced a new scheme for consumers and non-domestic users such as hospitals, schools and council buildings to participate in a trailblazing heat networks scheme. Marking another step forward in the government’s Clean Growth Strategy, a key pillar of the UK’s Industrial Strategy, the government’s £320 million Heat Networks Investment Project (HNIP) will offer grants and loans to both the public and private sectors in England and Wales, for networks serving 2 or more buildings. The scheme is due to open for applications this Autumn. Heat networks distribute heat efficiently through insulated pipes from a central source to a variety of different customers. For residents in flats, heating costs could be as much as 30% lower on a heat network than alternatives such as individual gas boilers. As well as lowering bills for domestic and non-domestic consumers, they can reduce the UK’s carbon emissions.
BEIS 11th April 2018 read more »