07 - 09 March 2023 | ExCeL, London

07 - 09 March 2023
ExCeL, London

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the importance of heat networks and more

The District Energy seminars will provide solutions and essential knowledge for those looking to understand more about this approach to decarbonisation of heat, whether from the perspective of the range of energy sources, distribution systems, consumer connections or the impending regulation of heat networks.

Join the discussion on the District Energy Stage with expert speakers discussing heat networks, the Green Heat Grant, decarbonisation and more.



10:30 - 11.25

Heat Networks: Realising the opportunity

This session will explore the size of the opportunity presented by heat networks to decarbonise heat moving towards Net Zero. Speakers will set out where and how these opportunities can be realised through supply chain and what this means at getting the best from the Heat Networks across the UK. Shivali Mathur will present Supply chain and New Entrants in Heat Networks while Jacob Kristensen will share the best practice from Denmark. Also, how BEIS are collaborating to apply best practice approaches with other countries.

Chair: Naira Sadimlija, Heat Networks Market Development Manager, BEIS


11:40 - 11:50

Testing the Effectiveness of Electrochemisty on Reducing Dissolved Oxygen and Corrosion Rate

The emergence of Danish and German water quality standards and their use in the UK have seen a shift from traditional water treatment regimes to non chemical standards. Electrochemistry has increasingly been the system of choice to deliver these standards and MCS, one of the UK’s foremost independent testing and consultancy services for corrosion, recently completed a report on the efficacy of this approach in dealing with the causal elements of corrosion.

Chair: George Z Liu, Director, Midland Corrosion Services (MCS)


11:50 - 12:35

Water quality: the rise of VDI2035 and electrochemistry from a user's perspective

CIBSE have recognised VDI 2035 in the CP1 Heat network code of practice and more recently in the Heat network design guide. CIBSE even states that VDI 2035 principles are best for large volume networks and networks that have low or intermittent flows. This recognition and the experiences of current users is pushing the growth of non-chemical additive water treatments in both new build and retrofitted networks. In this session clients and water treatment experts discuss their experiences of using electrochemistry to deliver VDI2035 water quality standards in protecting EC's and DHNs from corrosion and bacteria.

Chair: Richard Cumber, Founder and independent Expert Corrosion Witness - Intuit


13:00 - 13:55

Think big(er): advantages of bigger heat networks

This session will explore the advantages of bigger heat networks with examples from Denmark and the UK.

Alastair Thorpe, Account Director, Vattenfall Heat UK


14:15 - 15:10

Optimisation and Decarbonisation of Heat Networks

In this session we will hear from 3 UKDEA Members whose expertise lies in providing products and alternative heat sources that are designed to optimise networks, save money and reduce the carbon footprint of District Heating Schemes across the UK.

Chair: Tom Woodward, Association Secretary, UKDEA


15:30 - 16:25

Heat Networks: Future policies for growth, decarbonisation and consumer rights (BEIS)

Future policies for growth, decarbonisation and consumer rights (BEIS) Hear direct from BEIS about the latest Heat Network policy on future regulation and zoning measures to grow this key net-zero market. This will cover the future role of Ofgem, technical standards, and heat network zoning. The session will offer ample opportunity to ask questions and gain insight into the latest policy thinking.

Chair: Naira Sadimlija, Heat Networks Market Development Manager, BEIS


15:15 - 16.00

The need for a digital supply chain - why it all makes perfect sense

The Construction industry has the tools and processes to radically change the future of the built environment and help businesses work more efficiently, reducing both costs and carbon emissions.

Speaker: Henry Fenby-Taylor, Head of Information Management, Centre for Digital Built Britain


16:15 - 17:00

Retrofit One Stop Shops – Making retrofit easy for householders

Many homeowners would invest in upgrading their homes, if only they knew where to start. This, in addition to knowing that they were getting a quality assured service from somebody they can trust – a one-stop-shop solution. Two initiatives are leading the way in this space – this is a chance to find out more and learn from their experiences.

Chair: Rick Hartwig, The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)


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