In the summer of 2020, to coincide with our 10thAnniversary, we decided to relaunch several of our initiatives. This has allowed us to grow the Association substantially since then, welcoming 50 new Members to bolster our total Membership to 140. This makes the UKDEA the largest voice for District Energy in the UK and a network of over 500 individuals working in the sector.
The UKDEA Journal
The UKDEA Journal is our main way of updating Members with the latest news and activity in the world of District Energy. This 40-50 page document is issued to Members every month and contains many interesting and informative sections, including:
Member Job Vacancies
BEIS News and our work with the BEIS Heat Team
Features and Articles
Latest updates on UKDEA events and initiatives
UKDEA Website & Document Library
We consider our website to be the hub of all of our activity with Members and in the UK District Energy sector. Here you can find many resources, including:
UKDEA Member Directory
Members’ Job Vacancies
UKDEA Events Calendar
The UKDEA Document Library is an exclusive area for Members. The Document Library contains hundreds of useful documents covering all sorts of topics, including:
All Past UKDEA Journals
UKDEA Event Presentations
BEIS Documents (Consultations & UKDEA Responses, GHNF, Useful Regulations, Model Form Contracts, Heat Network Publications, Heat Metering and Billing Regulations)
+ Many more to be added in the future
If there are any documents that you would like to see added in the future, please let us know and we will see if your request is possible.
Member Meetings & Contact with BEIS
As prices in the energy market remain volatile, we want to ensure that supporting UKDEA Members remains our top priority.
Members can organise meetings at any time with the UKDEA to discuss anything they like, whether that be support for the sector, Government funding initiatives, advice on a particular issue, finding out how to get the most out of your Membership, and much more etc.
The UKDEA meets monthly with John Saunders, Director of Heat Networks at BEIS, to discuss the most important the issues that our Membership/Sector are facing. If you have a particular question that you would like to be raised at this meeting, please let us know.
In addition, we communicate with representatives from BEIS almost daily, so if you need support, we will help point you in the right direction.
The Chairman often speaks with Members who are not aware of a particular BEIS initiative that could benefit them, so it is always worth asking to see if there is something that can help your organisation.
Webinars and Online Events
One of our main commitments to Members since our 2020 relaunch has been to provide a consistent series of Webinars and Online Events that Members can both present at and attend. Some of the events we have held over the last 2 years include:
Planning to Deliver Heat Networks
Innovation Showcase Event No.1
Utilising Waste Heat in Heat Networks
Contracts and Agreements
Practical Applications of Heat Pump within District Energy Networks
Maximising System Efficiency and Optimising Network Performance
Ambient Loops vs 4thGen Heat Networks –CPD Certified
If you have an idea for a Webinar or would like to take part in the future when you see one that interests you, please get in touch with the Secretary.
In Person Events
Following our successful return to in-person events at Futurebuild 2022 earlier this year, we are pleased to announce that we will once again be in attendance at Futurebuild 2023 from 7-9 March 2023 at London ExCeL.
We have the privilege of hosting the UKDEA District Energy Pavilion once again, which this year will act as a ‘Meet and Greet’ Networking area that can be booked out by UKDEA Members who have booked a stand in the pavilion. This will give Members the chance to organise meetings with attendees and clients they have met at the show and discuss/present their services to them further.
As in 2022, UKDEA Members who book a stand will also have the chance to be part of the speaker program, this time on the dedicated Energy Stage.
Want to find out more? We are hosting a Futurebuild 2023 Information Event with Event Director Martin Hurn this Friday, September 30th, where you can find out more!
We are also currently in talks with a venue to hold our 2023 Annual Conference and AGM in person in London. We will let all Members know once a date has been set.
The UKDEA Training Register is a document that contains all of the Training Courses that are offered by our Members.
With around 25 Members currently on the Training Register, this is an invaluable resource that showcases the immense value that is offered by our Members.
The Training Register is available publicly on the UKDEA Website and widely circulated to offer maximum exposure to both Members and Non-Members Alike.
We update the Training Register event 6 months (April and October). If you would like to submit a new entry to the Training Register, or update an existing entry, please get in touch with the Secretary or apply to become a UKDEA Member.
UKDEA Members Jobs Board
The Job’s Board allows UKDEA Members to post any vacancies that they currently have.
The Job’s Board is public and is viewed by anyone who visits the UKDEA Website.
A full list of current listings is also published in the Journal every month, to keep Members updated on the current vacancies of fellow Members.
If you would like to post a vacancy to the Job’s Board, please get in touch with the Secretary who will provide a list of details for you to supply.
Alternatively, this list can also found in the Journal each month.