New Heat Strategy and Heat Map for England

Date submitted: 
6 Apr 2012

The Government has published a new Heat Strategy and interactive National Heat Map for England.  The latter is an online resource (see screenshot below) allowing planners and anyone else with an interest to identify potential areas for district heating networks.

Heat Map Hull area

The Heat Strategy stresses that heat networks can play a major role as the UK adopted new measures to cut its carbon footprint.  DECC said that up to half the heat load in England was in areas that have sufficiently dense heat loads to make heat networks economically viable.

The director of the Combined Heat and Power Association, Graham Meeks, said: “District heating is the key to decarbonising the nation’s urban heartland.

“It is already proving itself to be a practical and popular choice in new housing and property developments in our towns and city centres. It is here where energy could spearhead a new era of urban regeneration.”

See DECC press release

Access Heat Map