• District Heat Networks have the potential to deliver CO2 emissions reductions and cost benefits using low carbon heat.
  • AECOM and Total Flow, commissioned by the ETI, has mapped eight innovative solutions that could see a capital cost reduction of up to 40 per cent for heat networks, saving almost £30 billion of investment.
  • Targeted financial investment to deliver these cost reductions will enable heat networks to be more competitive with alternative pathways to decarbonising heat in existing buildings.

The Heat Infrastructure Development project was delivered for the ETI by AECOM in association with Total Flow and ENGIE, and with additional contributions from COWI and Loughborough University.

Simon from Total Flow said:

“I am delighted to share ETI’s press release on Total Flow’s research with Aecom into capital cost reduction for district heat networks. Our role was to understand the heat network market requirements and current process and technology solutions, then to use our innovation and process improvement techniques to develop roadmaps to deliver cost reductions of 30-40%. The potential impact is ground-breaking; revealing that close to 50% of the UK’s existing heat demand could be economically connected to heat networks. Please get in touch if you would value a chat or to explore our approach.”

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