Following interviews with the members of the Scottish Cities Alliance, the STEP UP team identified district heating as a priorty subject for Scottish cities.
On Wednesday 16th April, STEP UP delivered a webinar on district heating with two guest speakers:
Morten Jordt Duedahl - representing the trade body Danish District Energy Partnership.
Morten is a practitioner with many years of experience in delivering district heating schemes and brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise on the subject.
The session provided an overview of district heating: how it works, how it can be delivered, its application in a Scottish context and some experience of district heating from Denmark.
This presentation will be of interest to anyone in local government, from an executive, energy, planning, engineering or policy perspective who is interested in district heating and how it can deliver on multiple policy objectives.
Rebecca Carr – Senior Heat Policy Adviser Scottish Government.
Rebecca outlined Scottish Government policy, proposals and the vision for district heating in Scotland.
Following the publication of the Draft Heat Generation and Policy Statement in Scotland, Rebecca's presentation describes the policy statement in more detail and explains how the Scottish Government views the contribution of district heating to fulfilling Scotland’s energy needs, reducing carbon emission targets and reducing fuel poverty.
Both presentations from the STEP UP District Heating webinar are available below.
District Heating Webinar 16th April 2014 Part 1 - District Heating in Scotland - Morten Jordt Duedahl
District Heating Webinar 16th April 2014 Part 2 - Draft Heat Generation Policy Statement, District Heating Action Plan and Heat Network Partnership for Scotland - Rebecca Carr