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BEIS announce Gemserv as Delivery Partner of the Heat Network Efficiency Scheme Demonstrator

18th Oct, 2021

BEIS announce Gemserv as Delivery Partner of the Heat Network Efficiency Scheme Demonstrator: providing funding for performance improvements in existing heat networks.

Gemserv is delighted to announce their role as Delivery Partner for the Heat Network Efficiency Scheme (HNES) Demonstrator, supported by our technical partner Ramboll. Our teams bring significant heat network expertise and possess a unique combination of skills and experience in the delivery and administration of government programmes, implementing policy intervention for heat networks, and practically optimising existing heat networks across the UK and internationally.

The HNES sits within the Government’s Heat Network Transformation Programme, a matrix of support and policy frameworks which includes the Heat Network Delivery Unit, Heat Network Investment Project, Green Heat Networks Fund and heat zoning. It will support performance uplifts to existing heat network or communal heating projects to drive short-term and sustained efficiency savings in fuel consumption and carbon emissions, and address areas of customer detriment. Heat Networks are an essential component of clean and cost-effective decarbonisation and have the potential to deliver around a fifth of low carbon heat demand by 2050. However, it is essential that they must operate as efficiently as possible to secure the best outcome for consumers and society. The HNES will play an important part in achieving this.

The scheme will seek to deploy £3.8m towards capital funding, and £0.375m of revenue (development) funding. For more information, please visit the UK Government website here.

Dr. David Hiller, HNES Project Director, commented,

“I am extremely pleased that we have been appointed as Delivery Partner for the Heat Network Efficiency Scheme Demonstrator. This builds on our existing work with BEIS on the Heat Networks Investment Project. We’re looking forward to working with Ramboll on this exciting project.”

Lucy Padfield, Project Director for Ramboll says

“The Heat Network Efficiency Scheme Demonstrator will play a key role in developing district heating and improving the efficiency of existing schemes. It will encourage and motivate industry to work towards achieving the ambitious and inspiring target of net zero by 2050. Ramboll has decades of experience working with district heating projects across the globe, and we very much look forward to supporting this new scheme as the heat energy network transitions to low carbon heating.”

Notes to editors:

About Gemserv:

Gemserv is an expert provider of professional services enabling the energy market transformation and data revolution. They administer numerous programmes and projects within the energy, renewables and smart space for both the private and public sector and support central market codes across the energy and smart meter environment. Using this experience, Gemserv will apply its expertise managing the applications for funding, including the processing and handling of sensitive project qualitative and quantitative data. Gemserv has experience of the heat network sector, working with both industry and policymakers to deliver events and engage key stakeholders and will support market outreach for HNES to disseminate scheme information into the marketplace.

About Ramboll:

Ramboll is a multi-disciplinary consultancy working to create a sustainable society where improved quality of life and economic growth is enabled by innovative and durable solutions to the most pressing needs, challenges and concerns for business, public institutions, and people. The Ramboll team will lead on application assessment, providing a team with decades of experience working with district heating projects across the globe. Ramboll specialises in optimising existing heat networks and has specific technical assessment experience that will be applied to HNES. This includes extensive global experience in heat networks, encompassing initial opportunity identification, feasibility assessment, business case development and project specification, procurement, and commissioning.



David Hiller

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