At the beginning of 2020, FairHeat hosted its last physical event of the year, the 5th Anniversary. The event, which was attended by over 130 people in the industry, aimed to share expertise and best practice in how to deliver high performing heat networks that meet the sector’s aim of achieving low cost, low carbon heat for residents. Here are the highlights of the event:

Join us on Wednesday January 27th 2021 , for FairHeat’s 6th Anniversary – Virtual Event, as we bring together again colleagues, leaders and experts in the heat networks sector to discuss key issues. The full day event will be divided into three main themes:

  1. How we transition to low carbon heat 
  2. Technical showcase 
  3. How to decarbonise heat



Session One | How We Transition to Low Carbon Heat | Wednesday 27th January 2021, 9:00 – 11:00 am

The transition of heat networks to low carbon is rapidly changing the industry. The decarbonisation of heat has never been more important and heat networks play an essential part in achieving our decarbonisation targets. With this major transition, the need to protect the customer will become more and more essential, creating a huge regulatory challenge for the industry.

How do we deliver on this as an industry? How do we regulate in a period of major growth and change? Join this session to understand the major shifts in regulation and how the industry is responding.




Session Two | Technical Showcase | Wednesday 27th January 2021, 12:00 – 14:45 pm

As every year, the FairHeat team has done extensive research, collaborating with various organisations to make great discoveries and collecting insights that is much needed in the industry. Join this session with FairHeat and guest speakers as we share technical presentations on the following:

External HIU’s: Removing the Access Barrier to Maintaining Network Performance

  • Tom Burton, Consulting Engineer, FairHeat
  • Clare Murray, Associate – Head of Sustainability, Levitt Bernstein

Water Treatment: Closed System Water Treatment

Domestic Hot Water: Implications of the Changes to Domestic Hot Water Minimum Requirements in CP1 2020

  • Gareth Jones, Managing Director, FairHeat
  • Andrew Mackay, Senior Engineer, Arup & CIBSE Domestic Hot Water Working Group Member

Plate Heat Exchange and Substations: Standardising Plate Heat Exchanges and Control Approaches at Substations

Acceptance Testing: Why All Heat Network Stakeholders Should Be Implementing Acceptance Testing



Session Three | How to Decarbonise Heat Networks | Wednesday 27th January 2021, 15:15 – 17:15 am

We’ve established how important heat networks are in achieving our decarbonisation targets. What are the solutions available to help achieve this? Join this session for practical considerations with respect to decarbonising heat networks.

An overview of the Heat Network Optimisation Opportunities (HNOO) project, demonstrating available, practical and financially viable solutions that can be implemented which result in decarbonisation of existing heat networks.

An overview of the impact of electricity decarbonisation, the electrification of heat, and best practices on reducing system and operating temperatures.

  • Tom Naughton, Associate, FairHeat
  • James Gallimore, Senior Engineer, FairHeat
  • Laura Shellard, Head of Energy Provision, Notting Hill Genesis

An outline of the challenges and solutions to New Build developments transitioning from CHP based heat network systems to heat pump technology.

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