UKDEA Media Release

UK District Energy Association welcome new members:
E.ON, Newcastle City Council, CPV Ltd and REHAU Ltd

13th September 2011

The UK's District Energy Association (UKDEA) is going from strength to strength as E.ON, a major UK energy provider, forward thinking Newcastle City Council, district energy piping specialists CPV Limited and REHAU Limited, experts in polymer district heating pipe, join the ranks of organisations currently benefitting from membership of this rapidly evolving group.

These new members join a core of high profile organisations that have been enjoying the membership benefits of being part of the UKDEA. As a forum for information sharing and learning to help develop the field of district energy, securing support from leading organisations such as these, is a major achievement for the UKDEA.

As well as generating and distributing energy to millions of UK homes, E.ON own and operate several major district energy schemes, including schemes at Dalston Square, London Central Markets, Barbican Arts Centre and others whilst being committed to continuingly developing further community energy programmes.

Newcastle City Council are already well on their way to achieving their ambition of becoming the UK’s greenest council. The council has declared its ‘Big Green Pledge’ to reduce carbon emissions and turn Newcastle into a sustainable city by 2021. The city council are major supporters of district heating, with schemes supplying heat to social housing and sheltered accommodation in the city and plans for additional schemes to be built in the future.

The decision to approve both Newcastle City Council’s and E.ON Energy Solutions’ applications for full membership was made unanimously by UKDEA members. Simon Woodward, Chair of the UKDEA, said,

“It is a pleasure to welcome these high profile organisations to our round table and we are delighted that they have recognised the important role the Association has in helping new district energy schemes get off the ground. District energy is going to be a fundamental part of securing a low carbon economy for the UK so it is vital we learn from each other’s experience and help other organisations deliver excellent schemes to their communities.”

As well as these two new full members, the UKDEA also welcomes CPV Limited and REHAU Limited to the group as associate members.

CPV specialise in engineered piping solutions and as a manufacturer of thermoplastic pipe systems. CPV are the only company in the UK who manufacture pre insulated pipe systems, the CPV Hiline system, offering both steel and thermoplastics materials and which have been specifically designed with district heating and cooling in mind.

REHAU is a leading UK supplier of PE-Xa pre-insulated pipe work, essential to the installation of district energy solutions. Their RAUTHERMEX and RAUVITHERM pre insulated pipes have been used in many local and district heating schemes around the country and are some of the highest performing solutions available today.

Since the UKDEA was launched in October 2009, the not-for-profit, non-trade association has developed valuable links with District Energy Associations (DEAs) internationally. In addition to this, the group has played a key role in the lobbying of Parliament around various climate change issues and has developed numerous valuable resources for its members.


Notes to Editors:

The partners, owners and 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, non-trade 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 nine major organisations:

  • Birmingham City Council
  • Cofely District Energy Limited
  • Enviroenergy Limited
  • E.ON Energy Solutions Limited
  • Newcastle City Council
  • Shetland Heat, Energy and Power Limited
  • Southampton City Council
  • Thameswey Limited
  • Veolia Environmental Services Limited

Together, these nine organisations represent the: Birmingham, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Newcastle, 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, Whitehall, Hatfield, Dalston Square, Greenwich Millennium Village, Barbican Arts Centre, Guildhall, Bastion House and London Central Markets.

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

Office: 01285 770615

Mobile: 07773 457941

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Website: www.ukdea.org.uk


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