Heat Metering

New Thinking, New Heat Networks

District heating (also known as heat networks) is a system for distributing heat generated in a centralised location for residential and commercial heating requirements such as space heating and water heating.

A district heat network (DHN) involving the distribution of thermal energy in the form of steam, hot water or chilled liquids from a central source of production through a network to multiple buildings or sites for the use of space or process heating, cooling or hot water. A DHN requires at least two buildings and one final customer;

A communal heating (CH) system, involving the distribution of thermal energy in the form of steam, hot water or chilled liquids from a central source in a single building for the use of space or process heating, cooling or hot water. For a CH to exist, at least two final customers in a single building must be using the energy source. This will likely include many multi-let buildings and shopping centres, where tenants share a common heating or hot water supply.

Key Features

  • Enabling the efficient transportation and use of heat for a wide variety of users
  • Allowing a broad range of energy generation technologies to work together to meet demand for heat
  • Enabling fuel flexibility
  • Helping to efficiently manage supply and demand of energy
  • Lowering costs of energy generation
  • Dramatically increasing fuel efficiency through use of CHP
  • Reducing labour and maintenance cost as compared to individual systemsThese in turn deliver a range of beneficial outcomes:
  • Provides a means of securing significant reduction in CO2 emissions through the optimisation of heat supply in the UK
  • Extending the reach of renewables, by using renewable heat efficiently and providing opportunities for the
  • Deployment of renewable technologies that otherwise wouldn’t be viable
    improving security of supply

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