Publication - Consultation paper

Heat networks delivery plan - draft: consultation

This draft heat network delivery plan sets out how the provisions of the Heat Networks (Scotland) Act 2021, and related policies, will contribute to increased heat networks across Scotland. It also outlines the proposed regulatory regime for the heat networks sector in Scotland.

Heat networks delivery plan - draft: consultation
Footnotes

Footnotes

1. The latest available figures are based on 2018 data.

2. Total domestic, industrial and commercial non-electrical heat demand.

3. The Climate Change Committee estimated in 2015 that with government support, heat networks could provide 18% of UK heat demand by 2050 in a least-cost pathway to meeting UK carbon targets.

4. Source: Scottish Government estimate using BEIS' 2018 energy and emissions projections for grid emissions intensity, 8% distribution losses and a co-efficient of performance of 2.7.

5. Examples include heat networks in Lerwick, Skagen, 8 others in Denmark associated with solar thermal and large scale storage including in Silkeborg.

6. See Chapter 2, Contribution to eradicating fuel poverty section.

7. The 2021 Act states "Each local authority must carry out a review to consider whether one or more areas in its area is likely to be particularly suitable for the construction and operation of a heat network." Details of what must be considered in the review for heat network zoning is set out in more detail in Part 3 (Sections 47, 48) of the 2021 Act.

8. Source: Analysis by Scottish Government using Non-Domestic Analytics.

9. EfW is is the process of creating energy, in the form of electricity and/or heat, from incinerating waste, specifically residual (non-recyclable) waste – see: https://www.sepa.org.uk/media/28979/energy-from-waste_faqs.pdf

10. Source: as yet unpublished research for Scottish Enterprise by Delta EE

11. Research to help the supply chain - Energy Saving Trust

12. This could include the Heat Networks (Metering and Billing) Regulations, the 2021 Act (and secondary legislation to be developed) and any regulations resulting from UK Government proposals on the Heat Networks Market Framework.

13. Figure is a broad estimate, using data from Non-Domestic Buildings Energy Database and ePIMS (ePIMS may include buildings outwith the scope of Part 5, sec. 76 (a) the 2021 Act).

14. Part 2 (Section 33) of the 2021 Act allows Scottish Ministers to determine the form and manner in which a relevant application is to be made, and the information (including the information in the form of a document) that is to be included in a relevant application.

15. Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015.

16. Competitive Dialogue | Procurement Journey

17. Including examples in Canada and Denmark and the Netherlands. See https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1364032121000290

Endnotes

i https://scotland.shinyapps.io/sg-scottish-energy-statistics/?Section=LocalEnergy&Chart=DistrictHeat

ii https://www.gov.scot/publications/heat-buildings-strategy-achieving-net-zero-emissions-scotlands-buildings/

iiihttps://www.gov.uk/government/publications/opportunity-areas-for-district-heating-networks-in-the-uk-second-national-comprehensive-assessment

iv https://www.gov.scot/isbn/9781802015522

v https://www.gov.scot/isbn/9781802015553

vi https://www.gov.scot/isbn/9781802015539

vii https://www.gov.scot/isbn/9781802015546

viii https://www.gov.scot/isbn/9781802015560

ix https://www.gov.scot/publications/heat-networks-scotland-bill-island-communities-impact-assessment/

x https://www.gov.scot/publications/heat-networks-bill-equality-impact-assessment/

xii Competition and Markets Authority. (2018), Heat Networks Market Study: Final Report, (Competition and Markets Authority), URL: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/5b55965740f0b6338218d6a4/heat_networks_final_report.pdf (last accessed: 20/01/2021

xii https://www.gov.scot/publications/heat-buildings-strategy-achieving-net-zero-emissions-scotlands-buildings/

xiii https://heattrust.org/

xiv https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/opportunity-areas-for-district-heating-networks-in-the-uk-second-national-comprehensive-assessment

xvi https://www.transformingplanning.scot/national-planning-framework/

xvi https://www.transformingplanning.scot/national-planning-framework/get-involved/

xvii https://www.climatexchange.org.uk/research/projects/potential-sources-of-waste-heat-for-heat-networks-in-scotland/

xviii https://www.gov.scot/news/accelerating-green-growth/

xix https://www.cas.org.uk/system/files/publications/engaging_hearts_and_minds_jan_2020_web_final_0.pdf

xx https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ssi/2016/65/contents/made

xxi https://www.cibse.org/knowledge/knowledge-items/detail?id=a0q3Y00000IMrmGQAT

xxii https://www.greenspacescotland.org.uk/introducing-ghigs and http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/523186/


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