District heating is expected to have an important role in the UK’s future energy system, to deliver both low carbon energy and affordable heat. It uses waste heat sources or efficient generation technologies such as combined heat and power (CHP) to offer lower carbon and often lower cost heating options. As a result, DH is increasingly of interest in the fight against fuel poverty.
This research seeks to understand where and how fuel poverty and other social considerations are taken into account during the district heating development process.
The research accompanies the Leeds Heat Planning Tool and offers an explanation of the methodology and evidence behind the tool.
This research was funded by the Chesshire Lehmann Fund: