The basics: What’s the difference between an ambient loop heat network and a 4th generation heat network?

2023-03-16T13:49:14+00:0016 March 2023|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , |

In this article, we aim to clarify the difference between two types of heat networks: 4th generation and ambient loop. For both, we’ll consider how they are affected by the Heat Network (Metering and Billing) Regulations, and how monitoring these types of heat networks can improve performance. What is [...]

What to expect when buying direct from Guru Systems

2023-03-23T13:20:53+00:0030 January 2023|Categories: Articles|Tags: |

The Guru Systems team has over ten years experience of delivering technology solutions across heat networks. Our sales, site delivery and client services teams are here to help - whether your site is at design stage, or closer to residents moving in.  Here we run through each of the [...]

How to use Heat Network Efficiency Scheme funding to improve your existing heat networks

2023-03-01T11:07:58+00:0019 January 2023|Categories: Articles|Tags: , |

The Heat Network Efficiency Scheme (HNES) is a £32m grant funding scheme to improve the performance of existing heat networks. Guru Systems supported six projects as part of the previous HNES Demonstrator, and in this article we share case studies from two of those projects as well as covering [...]

Be Seen: What are the GLA’s new energy monitoring requirements and how do heat networks comply?

2023-02-27T11:58:25+00:0013 January 2023|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , |

The London Plan Policy SI 2 sets out the ‘be seen’ requirement for all major development proposals to monitor and report on their actual operational energy performance for at least five years. The ‘Be Seen’ energy monitoring guidance explains how to comply. What is a ‘major development’? Major developments [...]

Remote HIU configuration unlocks significant heat network performance improvements

2023-03-01T11:09:32+00:006 June 2022|Categories: Articles|Tags: , |

Guru Systems has been offering remote HIU configuration for over a year. We teamed up with Altecnic to create the Guru Integrate SATK32 - a collaboration that allows network managers to remotely view and change HIU settings. It's difficult to overstate just how much of an impact remote HIU configuration [...]

How to improve heat network performance to help protect residents from gas price rises

2023-02-27T12:01:33+00:0024 February 2022|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , |

Wholesale gas prices have risen sharply this winter and the impact on energy bills has been considerable. The price cap which protects customers who heat their homes using gas boilers had already risen by 12% in October, and will rise again by an unprecedented 54% from April. Despite the [...]

How Guru Systems technology helps local authorities who prefer credit billing

2023-03-01T11:13:53+00:0029 November 2021|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , |

There’s a general misconception that local authorities will always choose a pay-as-you-go billing system for their residents living on heat networks. In fact, many choose credit billing. Some customers prefer to pay for the heat they use at the end of month, and for local authorities, credit billing can [...]

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