This guidance, commissioned by BEIS and produced by the Carbon Trust, covers stakeholder engagement at each of the stages of heat network development, from mapping and masterplanning all the way through to operation.
It also looks at the broader issues around stakeholder engagement, such as methodology, governance and data collection.
The guide consists of a series of connected mini-guides to different aspects of stakeholder engagement or stages in the project development process, but project managers and sponsors would benefit from reading the entire guide in order to understand the overall process and how the different elements of stakeholder engagement fit together.
It is intended for anyone involved in heat network development, but has primarily been written with local authority project managers and project sponsors in mind. Many of the considerations and processes described are universal to heat network development so will be equally valid to public or private-sector project sponsors.