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UK district heating specialists recognised in awards shortlist

Switch2 Energy has been shortlisted for two leading industry awards for excellence in district and community heating.

The company is a double finalist in the Heatingà‚ andà‚ Ventilationà‚ (H&V) News Awards, which are an annual celebration of achievement and forward thinking across the building services industry.

Switch2, which provides complete end-to-end management of community heating schemes, has reached the finals of the District Heating Project of the Year Award for its partnership with Sheffield City Council. The company is also shortlisted for the Domestic Heating Product of the Year Awar ” in recognition of its multifunctional Incontro smart meter for heat networks.
Heat network
Residents connected to Sheffield City Council’s heat network are saving an average 38% on their heating bills by using the company’s advanced pay-as-you-go smart meters. They have gained control and visibility of their energy usage and budgeting to achieve a predicted total annual cost saving of à‚£1.4 million, averaging à‚£238 per home.à‚ 

Switch2 supported its smart metering roll-out to 5,800 homes with a major community engagement and education programme ” to ensure smooth project delivery and full support for vulnerable residents. The company also installed bulk meters into 135 plant rooms, which is helping the council to monitor usage and improve performance of the heat network.

The company’s Incontro smart meter, shortlisted for the Domestic Heating Product of the Year Award, is designed around residents’ needs to provide flexible, transparent heat services. It is the first technology of its kind to combine pay-as-you-go billing, energy control, management and monitoring in one single device.

Incontro makes it simpler for residents to budget and pay for their energy and control and monitor their energy usage. It also enables heat scheme operators to manage costs, reduce debt risk, improve environmental performance, and achieve compliance with statutory regulations and voluntary codes.à‚ 

The 24th H&V News awards will be presented at a ceremony at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel on 19 April 2018.à‚