Understanding the CMA market study, a free seminar on proposed regulatory changes affecting heat networks

District and community heating suppliers are invited to a free seminar session, discussing the Competitions and Markets Authority’s (CMA) study into heat networks, and the potential impact this could have on the industry and its customers, in Central London on Thursday 21st June 2018.


Expert advice on the potential regulations from the recent CMA update paper on heat networks is the topic of choice at the next heat seminar. The free seminar will be hosted by community heating, metering and billing experts Switch2 Energy and housing and energy law experts Winckworth Sherwood.

Guest speaker Matthew Bowhill, Assistant Director, Sector Regulation at the CMA will provide an overview of the findings from the update paper, with Colin Hall, Partner at Winckworth Sherwood providing the legal comment on implementing the potential new regulation with existing laws.

A presentation from Ian Allan, Head of Research and Development of Switch2 Energy, will provide insights on how the potential regulation will affect the heat network industry, in particularly the delivery of customer services. His presentation will draw upon live scheme examples and how the potential regulation could positively affect the end customer.

“We welcomed the CMA review of the heat network sector. Regulation will drive higher performance standards. This will increase resident satisfaction and protection, while encouraging further investment in the sector” said Ian Allan. “Community and district heating schemes have an important role to pay in decarbonising the UK heat supply. With new mandatory regulation we can ensure that all heat networks can deliver on their full potential to provide affordable, green and reliable heat to residents.”

The seminar is aimed at those with an interest in energy efficiency, affordable warmth and block management, including property managers, leasehold and sustainability specialists, consultants, architects, building contractors and mechanical and electrical engineers.

To register for the seminar contact: marketing@switch2.co.uk,  0330 053 5599 www.switch2.co.uk