Decarbonising the UK’s Existing Heat Infrastructure by 2035

April 7, 2021 | News,

This programme will help accelerate decarbonisation in our existing heat infrastructure, and drive impact towards a more sustainable future

Ben Lynch
Director & Head of Energy Systems, UK

Anthesis is supporting the UK government’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) in its objective to support the decarbonisation of existing heat infrastructure by 2035

Anthesis has been selected by the UK Government’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to support with the decarbonisation of existing heat networks. This programme will explore technical and commercial options for decarbonising existing Gas Combined Heat and Power (CHP) networks in the UK, focusing on six flagship UK district heating networks. The programme is sponsored by BEIS’ Heat Network Delivery Unit (HNDU) in partnership with the Association for Decentralised Energy (ADE) and the Heat Network Industry Council (HeatNIC).

The programme forms part of the plan to deliver the net zero transition for existing heat networks by 2035 without reliance on subsidy or government funding. The focus of this work will be to explore and appraise a range of technical and commercial, financial, strategic and policy variables to understand how the industry can overcome the common barriers and challenges that exist today in decarbonisation of existing heat infrastructure.

Leading this project, Anthesis Director and Head of Energy Systems, Ben Lynch comments, “We are excited to be helping BEIS deliver its transformational heat network decarbonisation programme. To meet the UK’s target of achieving net zero by 2050, it is essential that we rapidly scale-up investment in low or zero carbon heat technologies. This programme will help accelerate decarbonisation in our existing heat infrastructure, and drive impact towards a more sustainable future.”

Anthesis has a long history of providing energy services to public bodies and local authorities. By combining expertise in engineering, energy management and data analytics, Anthesis’ team are well equipped to help BEIS deliver this programme and accelerate the UK’s plans to meet net zero by 2050.

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