UKDEA Media Release

Don’t miss the district energy pavilion at Ecobuild 2016

3rd March 2016

With just a few days to go until Ecobuild 2016 opens its doors, the UK District Energy Association (ukDEA) are excited to remind visitors not to miss the ground-breaking new district energy pavilion at the show this year.

Set to be the largest collection of organisations exhibiting and talking about district energy ever gathered together in the UK, the district energy pavilion is a new addition to this year’s schedule, and promises to be a truly exciting component of this nationally significant event.

Ecobuild is the leading UK exhibition and conference for the energy and construction market, drawing over 40,000 industry professionals and more than 800 exhibitors over the three days of the event. Due to be held at Excel, London, from the 8th to the 10th March 2016, the new district energy hub promises to put this niche industry into the spotlight for the first time in its history.

A purpose built exhibition area will form the hub of the district energy pavilion for Ecobuild 2016. Around the periphery of the pavilion will be exhibits from many ukDEA members, representing some of the biggest names in district energy development in the UK today.

Exhibitors include: ·Armstrong Fluid Technology; Flexenergy; Rehau; Zero Carbon Futures; Enerpipe; Sycous; Eneteq; Trent Energy; Evinox; Brugg Pipesystems; and Direct Metering Limited.

At the centre of the pavilion will be a networking and seminar area, which is promising to bring some of the industry’s most prolific movers and shakers into the limelight over the course of the three days.

Each day of the event, the district energy pavilion will showcase different speakers covering a variety of hot topics, including:

  • Tuesday: HIU’s, metering and system design, followed by municipal energy companies
  • Wednesday: Funding and delivery of heat networks, followed by district heating design
  • Thursday: HIU’s, metering and system design, followed by district heating design

Just some of the confirmed speakers include David Wagstaff, DECC; Peter North, GLA; Luke Chambers, Sycous; Neil Parry, Altecnic; Sandra Slihte, Evinox; Julian Packer, Greater Manchester Combined Authority; Markus Euring, ENERPIPE; Finian Parrick, Zero Carbon Futures; Alexandrea Ivanchuk and Steve Richmond, Rehau; Marko Cosic, CoHeat; and John Pittendrigh, Armstrong Fluid Technology.

Next door to the ukDEA’s district energy pavilion, the Danish Government is running the Danish District Heating Hub, giving visitors a chance to hear how it works in other countries and to quiz these industry experts.

The event is shaping up to be an incredible showcase of the best of district energy, not to mention a valuable platform for sharing ideas and experiences. From connecting professionals already working in this field with other likeminded experts through to bringing district energy to the masses for the first time, this really is an area of Ecobuild visitors should not overlook.

Join the ukDEA and its members at Ecobuild at London Excel from March 8th to 10th.




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 in district energy schemes of all sizes, from village scale, community based 'micro district energy' schemes to city wide district heat energy networks.

The ukDEA has attracted leading players in the industry, with the ukDEA’s Full members comprising of 17 major organisations:

• Birmingham City Council

• Brookfield Utilities/GTC Limited

• Cofely District Energy Limited

• Coventry City Council

• ENER-G Switch 2 Limited

• Enviroenergy Limited

• E.ON Energy Solutions Limited

• Leicester City Council

• Manchester City Council

• Newcastle City Council

• Newport City Homes Limited

• Shetland Heat, Energy and Power Limited

• Southampton City Council

• SW Energy Limited

• Thameswey Limited

• Veolia Environmental Services Limited

• Viridor Waste Management Limited

Together, these 17 organisations represent the: Birmingham, Coventry, Exeter, Leicester, Liverpool, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Newport, Newcastle, Nottingham, Sheffield, Shetland, Southampton and Woking District Energy schemes, together with a number of schemes in London including Olympic Park and Stratford City, Metropolitan Kings Cross, Bloomsbury Heat & Power, Whitehall, Hatfield, Dalston Square, Greenwich Millennium Village, Barbican Arts Centre, Guildhall, Bastion House, Ontario Tower, Pan Peninsula, Baltimore Wharf, Wapping Lane, High Point Village and London Central Markets and others

The ukDEA also has 87 very knowledgeable Associate Members, including Local Authorities, Colleges & Universities, leading industry companies as well as several international members, sharing and contributing information to our district energy knowledge base.

ukDEA Key Facts:

Together the ukDEA members represent:

• Over 120 MW of low carbon generation plant (CHP, biomass, EFW etc.)

• Supported by over 600 MW of conventional back up boiler plant

• Delivering over 700,000,000 kWh of heat each year

• Across energy networks which, if combined, would extend for more than 200km

Through Full and Associate membership, the UK District Energy Association's aim is to represent current and potential owners, developers, consumers, partners, operators, product suppliers and interested parties of District Energy schemes throughout the UK.

The ukDEA welcomes new members. Be part of our district energy information sharing loop and apply for membership of this forward thinking Association today.

For more information and membership details contact:

Chris Tanner


UK District Energy Association

Thames Head Wharf Tetbury Road Cirencester Gloucestershire


Office: 01285 770615 Mobile: 07773 457941

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