Renewable heat

Delivery of wood chips

Heating accounts for nearly half of the energy consumed in the UK and switching homes, business and industry to renewable sources of heat is crucial to reducing UK carbon emissions.

Regen SW has been at the forefront of supporting renewable heat projects in the SW for many years, having managed early grant funding for bioamss boilers (the Bioenergy Capital Grant Scheme) and played a key role in some of the regions strategic heat networks.

One of the major changse to the heat landscape has been the introduction of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) , a world-first scheme to help consumers invest in renewable heat technology. This scheme has seen record numbers of installations in the south west, and Regen is working closely with DECC, Ofgem, local authorities and businesses to maximise the benefit in the region.

You can see how the south west is performing with renewable heat deploymeny via our annual progress report,

Regen continues to be instrumental in the delivery and growth of renewable heat with the public sector, large landowners, installers and suppliers. 

To find out more about our work in renewable heat, explore the links on this page or contact Tim Crook.

  • Renewable Heat at Work event

    Many homes, businesses and communities from across Devon are enjoying heat produced from biomass. The Renewable Heat at Work initiative is collective of biomass businesses working together to showcase installations across Devon Heating is often a hidden technology, but through the Renewable Heat at Work project, biomass systems are open for homeowners and businesses to find out more.

    Find out more about the recent open boiler event


    FOREST was a pan-European project focused on working with business in the biomass heating supply chain to develop a more profitable and successful business sector. Supported by the Intelligent Energy Europe Programme (IEE) and working across seven European regions, we shared and developed business experiences, learning from the success of markets in Sweden and Austria and sharing this with less developed markets in Poland, Spain, Ireland, Italy and the UK.

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  • South West Woodshed

    The South West Woodshed was developed alongside the South West Bioheat Programme by Regen SW on behalf of the South West Regional Development Agency and the Forestry Commission. The site contains programme knowledge, details of supplier search for wood fuel and biomass boilers and services, and an online training package as well as community pages.

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