Switch2 shortlisted for four energy network awards

Switch2 Energy has been shortlisted for four prestigious Network Awards, which recognise outstanding achievement across the UK energy network sector.

Switch2’s success in transforming the performance of London’s City House community heating scheme  included improvements to system efficiency and reliability – leading to cost and carbon savings.  This achievement was recognised by judges, who shortlisted the district heating specialist for the Heat Network Project of the Year Award.

The innovative Switch2 Optimise solution that has helped deliver dramatic improvements for City House also won the company a place in the final of the Data Project of the Year and ‘Gamechanger’ (partners) awards.

The Switch2 Optimise smart portal combines data insights from heat metering and Building Energy Management systems with remote monitoring & control and engineering services. This is radically improving operation and maintenance of heat networks across single and multiple sites. It is raising the efficiency and performance of heat schemes to help deliver on their cost and carbon saving potential.

Switch2’s dedication to customer service has also been recognised with a place in the final of the Stakeholder Engagement Award. This celebrates those that have gone above and beyond statutory requirements to support everyone involved in the network, particularly end users.

Richard Slee, CEO of Switch2 Energy, said: “It is an honour to be shortlisted for 4 of the 13 awards alongside many of the UK’s elite network businesses. We are proud to drive ever higher operational performance and  customer service standards in the heat network industry. Our success is due to our talented team, who are committed to continuous innovation and technical excellence, while placing the customer at the heart of everything we do.”

Network editor Alec Peachey said: “We received a large number of entries and the shortlist features a host of impressive projects and inventive new technology. Our team of expert judges faced a tough task.”

The awards final will take place on 26 March 2019 to coincide with the Network Forum event  In Birmingham.

Switch2 Energy has provided a complete end-to-end service to the heat network market for more than 35-years – supplying 70,000 residents across 500 community and district heating schemes.

In 2018 the company launched  Switch2 EPC ESCo Services, which provides a complete end-to-end service for the life of district heating schemes. This includes feasibility, design and construction, commissioning, financing, long-term operation and maintenance, together with billing and customer services.