UKDEA Media Release
UKDEA welcomes signing of Memorandum of Understanding between the L G Group and DECC
28th March 2011
As Local Authorities have a key role to play in delivering against the low carbon agenda in their area, the UKDEA are delighted that a Memorandum of Understanding between the L G Group and DECC has been signed, recognising this pivotal role. This aligns fully with UKDEA recommended best practice, of local authorities taking the lead role in project development, being led by a local authority champion as shown by many of the UKDEA’s schemes across the UK, including Birmingham, Southampton and Woking. As district energy schemes are one of the main solutions to delivering significant carbon reductions in the UK, raising the importance of the local authority in this delivery, which is a clear aim of this MOU, is a key steps towards the wide scale implementation of district energy across the UK. Particularly as these are seen as complex infrastructure projects and need to be local authority led.
Simon Woodward Chairman of the UKDEA added, “District Energy clearly delivers against the core aims of the MOU, i.e.
- Reducing the carbon emissions from LA’s own estate and operations;
- Reducing carbon emissions from homes, businesses, creating more, appropriate renewable energy generation, using council influence and powers; and smart metering and renewable energy deployment.
At this time of severe pressure on local authority budgets it should not be forgotten that district energy schemes can also deliver valuable annual savings to local authorities and their communities’ particular those in fuel poverty. As part of new build and regeneration projects significant savings casino online in capital cost make them even more attractive to both Councils and developers”
With a challenging target online casino review of April – Jul 2011 for DECC and the casino online greece LG Group to agree how support for Councils to meet the canadian casino objectives of this agreement can be aligned and delivered, the UKDEA welcomes the opportunity for early engagement with both parties, via advice, site visits and presentations les machines a sous to slotmachines ensure that in setting out the route map for delivery the proven and large scale benefits which arise from the use of district energy can be incorporated”
Notes to Editors:
The partners, owners and casino australia operators of the largest district energy schemes in the UK have aligned themselves in the creation of the UK District Energy Association (UKDEA); with the aim of not only promoting district energy as a means to deliver significant carbon savings, but also to establish a direct link between the Government and the industry's small market base.
The Association is a not for profit association of companies and public sector organisations involved or interested with these major schemes. Still in its infancy, the UKDEA has attracted leading players in the industry, with the UKDEA's Full members comprising of seven major organisations:
Birmingham City Council
Cofely District Energy Limited
Shetland Heat, Energy and Power Limited
Southampton City Council
Veolia Environmental Services Limited
Together these seven organisations represent the: Birmingham, Milton Keynes, Nottingham, Sheffield, Shetland, Southampton and Woking District Energy schemes, together with a number of schemes in London including Olympic Park and Stratford City, Bloomsbury Heat & Power and Whitehall.
UKDEA Key Facts
Together the UKDEA Members represent:
- Over 100 MW of low carbon generation plant (CHP, biomass, EFW etc)
- Supported by over 500 MW of conventional back up boiler plant
- Delivering over 500,000,000 kWh of heat each year
- Across energy networks which, if combined, would extend for more than 200 km
Through Full and Associate membership, the UK District Energy Association’s aim is to represent current and potential owners, developers, consumers, partners, operators and product suppliers of District Energy schemes throughout the UK.
For more information contact:
Chris Tanner, Secretary of the UKDEA
Thames Head Wharf, Tetbury Road, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 6NZ
Tel: 01285 770615
Mobile: 07773 457941