Today's announcement to regulate and expand the UK’s heat networks will protect consumers and create opportunities for green jobs and investment across the country.
- £19M government cash boost announced to supply low carbon heating for thousands of homes and buildings across the country
- government appoints Ofgem as Great Britain heat networks regulator to ensure consumers receive a fair price and reliable supply of heat
- heat networks are an essential technology for cutting carbon emissions in a cost-effective way while reducing bills and tackling fuel poverty, forming a key part of the government’s landmark Heat and Buildings Strategy
UK homes, university residences and public buildings will benefit from cleaner, more affordable heat and energy, thanks to £19M government funding announced today to further expand Great Britain’s network of low carbon heating (Wednesday 29 December).
The £19M investment will go towards setting up 5 new heat networks, 2 in Bristol, and 3 across Liverpool, London and Worthing, providing households and workplaces with more affordable, reliable heating that offers a low-carbon, more cost-effective alternative to installing individual, energy-intensive, heating solutions such as gas boilers.
Heat networks supply heat from a central source to consumers, such as large rivers and heat from sewers via a network of underground pipes carrying hot water, like a giant central heating system serving many buildings, and supplies it through pipes to homes and businesses.