New heat network website puts operators in control of savings

A new heat network efficiency savings calculator has been made available to operators by Switch2 Energy as part of its new website launch.

The free heat network calculator helps operators to evaluate the cost saving benefits of implementing efficiency measures across their community and district heating schemes.

The simple-to-use-tool works out the total annual efficiency cost saving potential of raising performance and what this could amount to in savings per resident.

“Soaring energy prices and the urgent need to decarbonise heat mean it’s more important than ever for network suppliers to maximise efficiency for cost and carbon reduction”, said Richard Harrison, CEO of Switch2 Energy.

“Our new website presents Switch2’s smart and sustainable heat network solutions to enable our clients to achieve their financial and environmental goals and support their net zero transition. We’re also delivering lower bills and improved resident experiences.”

The new website reflects Switch2’s end-to-end delivery of data-driven heat network services across more than 500 communal heat schemes – serving 85,000 residents. This includes feasibility, design, build, operation, optimisation and maintenance, together with supply of smart metering, pay-as-you-go and heat interface unit (HIU) technologies – backed by data collection and billing services.

Richard Harrison added: “Our website provides a hub of resources for all heat network operators, including best practice advice, guides, case studies and webinars. Navigation has been simplified and we’ve ensured that our three key customer sectors have dedicated areas to reflect the needs and challenges of Housing Associations, Local Authorities and Private Developers.”

View Switch2 Energy’s new website and try out the heat network efficiency savings calculator at