Publication: New Statesman
Date: 12 August 2016
You might not be familiar with heat networks yet, but they are a key part of the government’s strategy to cut the UK’s energy use, particularly in London.
The idea is that you do away with individual boilers and instead have a centralised system that supplies a number of homes through a network of pipes.
District heat networks already supply the majority of homesin Denmark with hot water and heating from a shared boiler system. And, little do most people know, localised heat networks are heating around 2 per cent of people’s homes in the UK today.