Community-led Heat Projects: An Introduction

This guide aims to help community energy groups and local authorities understand some of the opportunities, and challenges associated with community-led heating projects. This introduction document covers some of the main types of heating project that are delivered by community-led groups.

There is increasing interest in the UK in developing more heat networks at a range of scales, from two or more buildings connected together up to whole towns and districts sharing heat. In recognition of this interest, DECC has commissioned a ‘Community Heat Toolkit’ to help communities and smaller local authorities identify and develop some of these schemes.

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