National Heat Map Launched
The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has launched a National Heat Map which is helping the development of district heating networks.
The National Heat Map is a set of electronic maps showing heat demand from buildings across England. It provides a range of tools to help developers and planners identify priority areas for low carbon heat projects.
Local authorities will be able to use the map as the starting point to developing detailed Energy Master Plans to inform distributed energy policies in their Local Development Frameworks and climate change strategies.
Developers can use the map to help them meet local distributed energy needs.
The map can be accessed via this link: http://tools.decc.gov.uk/nationalheatmap/