March 2016

Following the successful Community Heat Conference in 2015, the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC, now disbanded) commissioned Regen to write two guidance documents that would provide early stage information and inspiration to community groups and local authorities exploring heat projects. A clear message received from this audience at the Community Heat conference was that there is very little practical information on how renewable heat projects work, the business models available and how to find appropriate support.

Regen actively supports both the community energy and renewable heat sectors through its member networks and advisory capabilities and was able to draw on expertise specifically in heat networks to deliver two highly valuable, practical resources that were accessible by a largely non-technical audience.

Regen produced the two guidance documents in March 2016, for inclusion on the Community Energy Hub.

Download for free:

Community-led heat projects: an introduction

Community-led heat projects: a toolkit for heat networks

Lead by: Tim Crook

Contact: tcrook@regensw.co.uk