Heat Networks: Ensuring Sustained Investment and Protecting Consumers

Closed 1 Feb 2019

Opened 7 Dec 2018


The Heat Networks: Ensuring sustained investment and protecting consumers publication sets out the government’s priorities for developing an effective long-term market framework to drive sustained investment in heat networks and to ensure consumers are adequately protected as the sector expands.

We are keen to hear stakeholders' views as we develop the heat networks market framework and have therefore included a number of questions in the publication and this online version. The questions relate to:

  • The decarbonisation of heat networks;
  • Investment risk; and
  • Consumer protection.

We aim to consult on policy options for the framework in Summer 2019. 

What Happens Next

We will use your responses to inform further stakeholder engagement and our consultation in 2019.


  • Low carbon technologies
  • Investment
  • Consumer organisations
  • Local government
  • The Devolved Administrations


  • Consumer rights
  • Industrial strategy
  • Saving energy
  • Distributed energy and heat
  • Renewable energy
  • Energy and climate change
  • Carbon budgets
  • Emissions
  • Regulation
  • Investment