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Would you like to upgrade an existing communal heating system at no cost?

Are you able to move quickly? Read on...

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) is keen to support the deployment of heat networks (or district heating systems). To support this ambition, it has recently launched a competition which intends to fully-fund a number of projects.

Visit the DECC website for full details >>

The competition is designed to attract organisations wishing to upgrade existing heat networks.


With this in mind, Kensa Heat Pumps would be interested in partnering with CSA members who have oil or LPG-fired communal heating systems serving up to 30/40 properties. Kensa has pioneered an innovative heating solution which features a small ground source heat pump at each dwelling linked to a communal ground array. This system architecture qualifies as a district heating system making it eligible for the competition.

Typically, Kensa’s micro-district heating solution provides an appealing rate-of-return as installations can benefit from the more lucrative non-domestic RHI and, in most cases, an ECO grant payable at the point of system commissioning. That said, some CSA members might prefer the opportunity to receive full payment of all project costs in lieu of any RHI income. If so, this competition applies as it requires no capital contribution from the applicant.

The challenge is the submission deadline – November 28 - but Kensa is able to help with the application and, as a first step, merely requires details of the existing heat system to establish whether it is suitable for an upgrade to a ground source heat pump based solution.

The attraction to tenants would be significantly lower running costs whilst landlords would benefit from improved SAP scores and lower lifetime ownership costs, all delivered at no cost to successful applicants.


Further information can be obtained from:

Chris Davis, Commercial Director; or
Simon Lomax, Managing Director at Kensa



0845 680 4328

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