Heat network schemes

Kensa’s shared ground area solution qualifies as a heat network and is eligible for the Non Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI).

Non-Domestic RHI & heat networks

Through the use of shared ground arrays, Kensa’s micro district ground source heat network design has enabled thousands of social housing and private developments to enjoy the benefits of ground source heat pumps and the non domestic RHI.

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and Ofgem have confirmed that a system architecture featuring individual ground source heat pumps at as few as two or more dwellings linked to a communal ground array qualifies as a heat network (or district heating) scheme.

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Although suitable for all domestic applications, Kensa’s unique proposition for ground source heat networks in communal type dwellings is particularly appealing, overcoming apportioning of bill concerns, negating the need for a plantroom, with no loss of efficiency through the distribution pipework and reducing the build costs; all whilst receiving a generous income for 20 years through the Non-Domestic RHI.

And in retrofit cases, the district scheme also attracts an upfront subsidy through the Energy Company Obligation (ECO).

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