Also known as district and communal heating, heat networks is a method of delivering heat to multiple buildings from a centralised point of generation.
As of 2018, less than 6% of heat demand worldwide was supplied via district heating. These networks may vary anywhere from two buildings sharing a heating system (known as a communal heat network), all the way up to larger, mileswide networks, (often referred to as district heating).
This results in a system that in some cases can deliver savings of up to 30% on annual costs.
This technology can be incredibly valuable to help us meet our net zero targets. Heat
networks could be implemented in some of the more densely populated areas of the island, and go on to deliver low-carbon heat, at prices that are more competitive with traditional fossil fuels.
Here a brief explanation about heat networks: