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What Is A Heat Supply Agreement

A heat network is the isolated tube system that carries heat from one source (or multiple sources) to more than one end consumer. The UK government has said that heat networks are more often used to heat our homes and businesses. In short, heat networks are part of new energy infrastructure that is essential to support the transition to a low-carbon energy system. [1]assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/Government/uploads/system/src/attachment_data/file/712370/Energy_Trends_article_on_heat_networks_revised.pdf Explore your heating power supply before moving home to get the best deal for you. The UK`s recorded heat network database[1] reported nearly 14,000 heat networks in 2015. About 2,000 of them were district heating and 12,000 were municipal. These cater to nearly 480,000 customers and cover about 2% of the heat needs of British buildings. This publication is available under www.gov.uk/government/publications/heat-networks-advice-for-customers-and-the-industry/heat-networks-advice-for-customers There are two types of heat networks: district heating and local heating. More than 75,000 buildings are connected to heat networks.

80% of heat networks are connected to residential buildings. The proportion of retail customers is even higher (92%) [4]. This reflects the higher proportion of municipal heating systems, which are generally residential blocks. 9% of heat networks are connected to educational buildings, and 7% are commercial. We recommend regulating heat networks. However, until the regulations are in place, here`s what you need to know and do to get the best out of them. Some heat networks contain a thermal interface unit in each property. [2] www.heattrust.org/images/docs/Docs_Copyright_Logo/Copyrighted-The-Heat-Trust-Fact-Sheet.pdf Heat Trust defines the heat network manager as the body responsible for providing heating and/or hot water for each property – they would provide each resident of the thermal network with the heat supply agreement (or customer charter). First be clear about what the heating/hot water layout is, check if the property has an electric or gas boiler, if it is not likely to be on a heat network.

At the CMA, we remind heat network providers of their customer responsibility. This means that if you do not comply with your obligations under the heat supply contract, we will consider this a breach of your obligations under that lease agreement and we may ask a court to evict you from your home.

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