Competition and Markets Authority publishes its findings on District Heating Industry

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The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has today published the final findings of its seven month study into the district heating industry, which set out to establish whether heat network customers are getting the right level of protection. It has recommended that while many networks offer good value, the sector as a whole could benefit from regulation similar to that for the gas and electricity sector. See link for a summary of its findings

Switch2 and Ylem EPC form partnership to deliver community and district heating ESCOs

Ylem EPC and Switch2 have announced they are forming a partnership to deliver Community and District Heating ESCOs.

Richard Greaves, Director at Ylem EPC, said: “This brings together a strong quality offering to the sector. We are pleased to partner with Switch2, best in class for delivering excellent customer service in community and district heating schemes.”

Kirsty Lambert, Director at Switch2, said: “This partnership allows us to offer a turnkey service to our clients. It ensures that systems are designed and installed correctly, allowing us to operate efficient schemes going forward that benefit our customers.”

Proposed changes to building regulations will impact upon CHP in residential schemes

The new version of the Standard Assessment Tool (SAP10) has reduced the carbon factor for grid electricity to reflect the growth of renewable energy sources.

This will reduce the benefit of CHP in achieving Part L requirements.  See here for more details

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Richard put forward a solution that provided energy savings while meeting the Trust’s needs to replace aged plant. He was involved at all stages of the contract forming a good long term working relationship with the Estates Team. Richard was always professional in his approach and proactive in relation to energy savings at the Trust and we would be happy to work with Richard again in the future.

Darren Wardley Operational Estates Manager, Warrington and Halton Hospitals, NHS Foundation Trust