£3 million awarded to upgrade heat networks across Britain


09 January 2024

Millions of pounds of investment are being provided to social housing, local authorities, and private housing organisations to improve and optimise heat networks across the country, helping residents to keep warm at lower prices.

Through the Heat Network Efficiency Scheme (HNES), £3.12 million will be provided to 54 heat networks. The funding will help keep over 7,000 residents warm and comfortable throughout the year whilst also saving them money on their energy bills. HNES, funded by the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero, provides funding to heat network owners and operators in all sectors looking to improve the efficiency of their underperforming heat networks.

Over £17 million has now been announced from the scheme and this funding will help to facilitate improvements and vital optimisation studies for a range of different public, private and third sector providers.

Capital grant funding is provided to aid performance improvement works whilst revenue grant funding is available for studies to determine opportunities for efficiency enhancements.

These improvements include various initiatives, such as pipework replacement, installation of new metering equipment, and other essential infrastructure upgrades.

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The heat network improvements and optimisations made possible by this funding will result in a reduction of over 5,000 t/CO2 reductions over the next 40 years.

General enquiries and expressions of interest can be sent to


[email protected]