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District Heating Scotland Update: 12.30-4.30pm Wed 19 Apr, ECCI, Edinburgh
Wed 19 April 2017, 12:30 – 16:30 BST
District Heating Scotland Update: 12.30 - 4.30pm 19 April, ECCI, 12 Infirmary St, Edinburgh EH1 1LT
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-19apr.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 Edinburgh Workshop Wednesday 19 April
[NB Glasgow event will have 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,
Dr Dave Hawkey, Secretariat for the Short Life Working Group on DH, which drafted the regulations
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 collaboration between larger organisations to establish wider networks,
David Somervell, former Sustainability Adviser, University of Edinburgh
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
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.
Date and Time
Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation
ECCI, High School Yards
12 Infirmary Street