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Heat Networks Investment Project Consultation: Government Response

The Government has recently published its response to the ‘Heat Networks Investment Project Consultation'.   The document is a Government Response to the consultation that was published in June 2016, on the design and management of the Heat Network Investment Project (”the Project” or “HNIP”).

The national project aims to provide £320m of capital support to increase the volume of heat networks being built, deliver carbon savings, and help create the conditions necessary for a self-sustaining heat network market to develop.  The £320m was originally announced by the then Chancellor in the 2015 Autumn Statement, and the funding is being managed and administered by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (DBEIS).

The document summarises the 122 responses from a wide variety of interested stakeholders, including Greater Manchester, on how best to use the capital support funding to overcome barriers to investment in heat networks and achieve the aims of the project.  It also presents the characteristics of the support which is going to be provided by the Project as part of its first phase which will be delivered as a pilot.

Greater Manchester’s Low Carbon Project Delivery Unit is working with the 10 boroughs to identify both new projects and those in the existing heat network pipeline who might wish to apply for the funding.  

For more detailed guidance on the Heat Network Investment Project (HNIP) – £320m fund
– initial phase (project pilot) – see GM Low Carbon Delivery Unit briefing note

Email the GM Low Carbon Project Delivery Unit for further information.

Download of Heat Networks Investment Project Consultation Government Response. 

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