The National Heat Map is a unique device that gives people reliable information about where heat networks are technically possible. It is the only map covering the whole of England that is accurate at all zooms, and gets more and more precise the more you zero in on a location. We think this will be a great help for local authorities in deciding where their priority areas are – it underpins feasibility studies by enhancing precision and most importantly it reduces public spending at a local level.
The Heat Strategy shows how important it is to reduce emissions from heating and reduce our bills. In dense areas like city centres district heating can be the best way to do that, but heat networks are hard to build, and planners need to know where to look.
To address this problem, the map uses a groundbreaking model and unparalleled data to make it the most accurate and precise of its kind. It also brings local areas together to find cross-border opportunities in a way that has never been done before. The map is equipped with a range of tools to help developers and planners identify priority areas for low carbon heat projects. Local authorities will be able to use the map as the starting point to develop detailed Energy Master Plans, to inform distributed energy policies and climate change strategies.
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