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 that ran in 2021/22, and we can now confirm that every bid to Round 1 of the main [...]
Unmonitored heat networks don’t usually perform well; poorly performing networks mean higher costs and increased carbon emissions. Even where networks are well-designed and commissioned before residents move in, performance tends to drift over time. It is not uncommon for the cost of delivered heat to double in just a [...]
The basics: What’s the difference between an ambient loop heat network and a 4th generation heat network?
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 [...]