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District Heating Scotland Update: 12.30-4.30pm Wed 18 Apr, WSP/PB, Glasgow

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District Heating Scotland Update: 12.30 - 4.30pm 18 April, WSP | Parsons Brinkerhoff Offices, 110 Queen Street, nr George Square, Glasgow G1 3BX.

One of two free workshops looking at developments in the regulatory landscape in Scotland and what funding and support will be available over the next few years; with a format allowing participants more time interacting / sharing ideas and experience following introductory contributions from invited speakers. Book at https://dh-18apr.eventbrite.co.uk

Big changes are afoot for District Heating in Scotland - with a consultation on the draft Local Heat & Energy Efficiency Strategies (LHEES), and proposals for the Regulation of District Heating launched by Scottish Government on 24 January in support of the Draft Scottish Energy Strategy.

  • How will these change the opportunities for delivering low carbon heat to both public and private properties?
  • How might the Scottish District Heating market develop with new incentives and new regulations?

This free workshop will give participants a look at what funding and support are available and share a steer on proposals from the Scottish Government on a new regulatory framework for District Heating, including:

  • area-based zoning for district heating through LHEES;
  • granting of concessions for District Heating networks;
  • licensing of District Heating networks;
  • connecting supply;
  • surplus industrial heat, and
  • consumer protection.

It will also explore potential for collaborative approaches for mutual benefit between public and private bodies interested to exploit this new landscape.

The context is the 2016 Programme for Government (PfG), confirming Scottish Ministers’ commitment to a £500+million spend to support the first four year phase of the energy efficiency and heat decarbonisation programme for both domestic and non-domestic buildings.

DRAFT AGENDA for the Glasgow Workshop Wednesday 18 April

Book via https://dh-18apr.eventbrite.co.uk or https://dh-19apr.eventbrite.co.uk

[NB Edinburgh event has similar line-up]

12.30 Registration and light lunch in the ECCI Atrium

13.00 Welcome and Introductions

13.10 Draft Local Heat & Energy Efficiency Strategies, and Regulation of District Heating explained

13.30 The role of the Heat Trust in protecting consumer and supplier interests,
Bindi Patel, Head of Scheme at Heat Trust

13.45 One practitioner's view on design developments for establishing efficient wider DH networks,
Ewan
Jures, Associate, WSP / Parsons Brinkerhoff

14.00 Q&A on "What's changing in the regulatory sphere" / "How does this affect my sector"?
– with sector discussion on how the new regulations might help / feedback points for the Consultation

14.30 Tea and coffee with re-arrangement of seating to bring neighbouring organisations onto same tables

14.45 Funding and support available for District Heating in Scotland,
Ken Brady, District Heating Loan Fund, Energy Saving Trust (EST)

15.00 A contractor's experience of priorities for achieving a quality installation in practice,
Richard Johnson, Managing Director, Eneteq Services Ltd

15.15 Recent innovations in Sweden - how can they inform best practice in Scotland?
Ulf Andreasson, Sales & Marketing Manager, PowerpipeAB, Sweden

15.30 Discussion at tables – on how local District Heating schemes might grow into area-based schemes
establishing the vision for collaboration from the start / using Scotland’s Heat Map.

16.15 Points emerging: Consultation Feedback and priorities for next steps

16.30 Close

Workshops provided free of charge courtesy of Powerpipe Systems AB, Sweden, supplier of pre-insulated heat networks and Eneteq Services Ltd, leading DH contractor working across the UK from Northamptonshire.

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