Master Planning and Energy Strategies (Including Heat Networks)

A Time of change

The UK’s energy network is undergoing a period of huge development. Changes in market regulations are leading to smarter, more flexible networks, providing further opportunities for innovation.

The increasingly decentralised energy system has led to more public and private sector bodies developing district heating networks (DHNs), which offer more efficient transportation of heat, as well as allowing a broader range of energy sources to be used. One such source is a Combined Heat and Power (CHP) system, which produces less carbon and delivers cheaper energy bills than coal or gas fired power stations. The fuel generated by a CHP system can also be easily stored to meet future energy demands.

We regularly advise local authorities, energy companies and local enterprise partnerships on the technical aspects and master planning for these exciting technologies.


  • Project analysis and scoping, including technical potential

  • Business case preparation

  • Private wire and infrastructure planning and design

  • Technical due diligence

  • Help with community engagement and consultation

  • Quality assurance and procurement

  • Help in securing finance, including government grants

  • Smart energy audits

  • Energy planning requirements, compliance and optimisation strategies

Contact Kate Ashworth