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Investing in the UK’s heat infrastructure: Heat networks

UK heat networks represent a significant investment opportunity across distribution, generation, storage, controls and customer interface.


UK heat infrastructure is a significant and growing investment opportunity.

Delivering the current pipeline of heat infrastructure projects will require up to £2 billion of capital investment over the next 10 years. It will require investment from a range of funding sources.

For the supply chain this pipeline also represents £3.2 to 6.4 billion of operations and maintenance contracts across the 40 year lifetime of these low-carbon energy infrastructure assets.

The ‘Investing in the UK’s heat infrastructure: Heat Networks’ guide introduces the heat infrastructure investment pipeline. This has been developed for investors and supply chain companies with a potential interest in the opportunities presented by the fast developing UK heat network market.

The ‘Investing in the UK’s heat infrastructure: Heat Networks’ guide sets out:

  • scale of the heat infrastructure investment opportunity
  • heat infrastructure investment timeframes
  • heat infrastructure supply chain opportunities
  • investment climate
  • investor and supply chain support

Find details of project opportunities which are regularly updated in England and Wales Heat Infrastructure Investment Pipeline

This was published originally by UK Trade and Investment which has since moved to the Department for International Trade (DIT).