Podcast: The challenge and opportunities of delivering heat networks

Podcast: The challenge and opportunities of delivering heat networks


About this episode

In this podcast, sponsored by Grundfos Pumps, we discuss the challenges and opportunities of realising the government’s ambition of significantly growing heat networks in the UK.

The Committee on Climate Change has recommended that up to 18% of heat demand should be met by heat networks by 2050, and it has emphasised the importance of connecting non-domestic buildings to networks. It states that these should account for 53% of total heat delivered by heat networks by 2050.

Grundfos’ Glenn Miller and Kim Hansen will share the Danish company’s extensive experience of district energy networks, while CIBSE's Julie Godefroy looks at the government policies that are being used to encourage the uptake of heat networks.

The podcast will look at the influence pumps have in overall system performance and the role they play in the efficiency of individual components in a district energy system.

Guests in the podcast chaired by Alex Smith are:
- Glenn Miller, product and solutions manager who has worked as an engineer in construction since 2005.
- Kim Hansen, business development and solutions manager in District Energy, who has been specialising in developing digital solutions for district heating networks that are driving improved energy efficiencies.
- Julie Godefroy, who is the head of sustainability at CIBSE and has been involved in CIBSE’s response to the government's proposals on growing the number of heat networks in the UK.