Ofgem welcomes study into regulation of district heating consumer market

While it is acknowledged that district heating could play a major part in decarbonising the grid, there are concerns over the regulation of the sector

Pipes at district heating plant. Photograph: ginasanders/123RF
It is anticipated that around 20% of all households will be powered by heat networks by 2030. Photograph: Gina Sanders/123RF

Energy regulator Ofgem has welcomed a study launched by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) into the affordability of heat networks, amid concerns that the market lacks regulation.

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