Businesses invited to heat mapping and master planning workshop

Local businesses are being invited to attend a heat mapping and master planning workshop.

The event taking place on Wednesday 13 July, 9.30am – 1pm at the Wychavon Civic Centre in Pershore, will discuss how supplying a network of buildings from one or more heat sources can be more energy efficient and cost effective than each building having its own heat source.

On behalf of the Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership, Worcestershire County Council, and other Worcestershire District Councils, Wychavon District Council secured funding from the Department for Energy and Climate Change to investigate the potential for such heat networks in Worcestershire by mapping heat demand across the County and carrying out energy master planning of key sites.

The contractor for the project, Mouchel, will be presenting their findings. The event will cover:

  • Context and background to the study
  • Summary of heat use mapping  – significant clusters of heat demand in Worcestershire
  • Energy master planning  – more detail on 5 key sites where heat networks could be developed, in Bromsgrove, Kidderminster, Redditch and Worcester
  • Geothermal heat and a proposal for a heat network in Offenham
  • Qs and As and next steps

There will also be a workshop from Charlotte Large from the Heat Networks Delivery Unit, who will introduce DECC’s new £320 million Heat Networks Investment Fund and explain how this will support capital investment into district heating schemes. A lunch will be provided and businesses looking to attend are being asked to advise of any dietary requirements.

Places are limited and businesses are being encouraged to book as soon as possible. To reserve your place, email Henry Prudden on or call on 01386 565564.