ADE hails backing for heat network regulatory framework
The Association for Decentralised Energy (ADE) has welcomed the energy and climate change committee’s call for a regulatory investment framework for heat networks. The committee’s report recognised the benefits of levelling the playing field to make heat network infrastructure investment opportunities equivalent to those for other networks like electricity, gas and water, echoing earlier recommendations made by the ADE. In comments made on Friday 17 June, ADE director Dr Tim Rotheray said: “The key to bringing forward subsidy free, best value, low carbon district heating infrastructure is to create an attractive environment for investment and excellent customer protection. A regulatory investment framework will not only attract investment but can gradually build on the work by the industry in standards and customer protection”.