Switch2 to share expertise at Nordic Heat Master Classes in district heating

Switch2 will share best practice and expertise in metering and billing for district and community heating schemes at Nordic Heat Master Classes in Manchester (17 November 2015) and Edinburgh (19 November 2015).

 The full-day Nordic Heat Master Classes are aimed at local authorities, housing associations and other heat network providers and are a cooperation between the peer-to-peer advisory service Nordic Heat, Imperial College, London School of Economics, the European Celsius project, HEATNET UK and CLASP.

 Each Master Class is a Heat Networks Level 1 session, which will provide delegates with in-depth technical training on the key elements of designing, installing and operating district heating. Delegates will also be introduced to best available technologies, practices and experiences from various markets.

 Ian Allan, Head of R&D at Switch2 will deliver two workshops. The first will cover metering for district heating schemes, including design, technologies, installation and operations. The second will focus on how to manage the complex flow of information and data related to district energy.

 He will draw on best practice examples to demonstrate how developers and landlords are using technology to enable residents to reduce both energy costs and consumption by precisely monitoring their energy usage and paying only for what they use.

 Ian will also brief delegates on legal requirements for metering, billing and managing information under the new Heat Network (Metering & Billing) Regulations. The new legislation, which applies to every communal heat network in the UKm sets out the rules about installing and monitoring meters for heat consumption and ensuring billing accuracy and transparency. He will explain recent changes in the regulations, including the revised Heat Metering Viability Tool.

 Switch2 has a 35-year track-record as a community energy metering and billing specialist. The UK company provides metering, billing and prepayment services to more than 50,000 homes across 400 community and district heating schemes. Its award winning G6 meter is transforming energy prepayment meter – enabling residents to monitor consumption while introducing a convenient and fair system of billing. The technology is being used by Sheffield City Council across 6,000 homes and is predicted to cut annual heating bills by £1.4 million.

 To register or find out more contact Ailsa Gigson at CLASP on 01524 824325, ailsa@claspinfo.org

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