Switch2 | on demand webinars Available to view now

In April 2020, Switch2 launched its Heat Network webinar programme

The series is now available on demand, for those working in local authorities, housing associations, private developers, contractors and consultants - with responsibility for developing and managing heat networks.

Register for upcoming sessions here

 

ZOOM BANNER Switch2 webinar April

Heat Networks | Why remote connectivity should be part of your plant maintenance strategy

The first webinar topic covered remote connectivity to plantrooms and how cameras and alarms enable you to effectively manage plantrooms and energy centres remotely. The webinar includes a live demonstration of the cameras and technology at a London plant room which Switch2 manages.

Presenters:
Ian Allan – Head of Market Strategy
Ben East – General Manager - National Plant Room Operations

 

ZOOM BANNER Switch2 webinar May 1

Heat Networks | Return temperatures and efficiency - how to use metering to monitor performance

The second webinar topic covered using the metering system to collect return temperatures, and how this can be used to remotely inform maintenance diagnostics and improve efficiency.

Presenters:
Ian Allan – Head of Market Strategy
Simon Eddleston – Construction Director

 

ZOOM BANNER Switch2 webinar June

Heat Networks | Moving to more proactive maintenance for reliability and cost saving

With advanced heat metering systems now providing a wealth of performance data we explore how Switch2 are exploiting this opportunity to move to more proactive maintenance regimes delivering high customer satisfaction by improving the efficiency and reliability of residential heat networks.

Presenters:
Ian Allan – Head of Market Strategy
David McIntyre – Head of Field Operations

 

ZOOM BANNER Switch2 webinar June 2

Heat Networks | Improving heat network efficiency to achieve net-zero targets

Heat networks are a key element in the Government’s plans to decarbonise and meet net zero. However, to do this they need to be run efficiently and deliver cost effective, reliable heat.
This webinar will demonstrate how we are changing the traditional approach to operating communal heating systems levering the advances in communication and digitisation.

Presenters:
Alex Livingstone – Head of Energy Services
Furqan Arif – Energy Analyst

 

ZOOM BANNER Switch2 webinar June 3

Heat Networks | Why design, build and operate?

The importance in ownership of the Design and Build phase, in the successful operation of heat networks, this session will cover the end to end heat network process and the benefits of the party who designs and builds the heat network also operating and maintaining this for the long term. It will cover regulation, best practice and real-life case studies.

Presenters:
Simon Eddleston – Construction Director
Ian Allan – Head of Market Strategy

 

ZOOM BANNER Switch2 webinar July 1

Heat Networks | Heat metering and specification with Landis+Gyr

Specifying the right meters for your project is vital. This webinar will cover heat metering, the benefits, what to be aware of, and how regulation is driving all scheme owners to install meters. We will be joined by Landis+Gyr who will discuss the range of heat meters available and how to specify the right meter for your scheme.

Presenters:
Ian Allan – Head of Market Strategy (Switch2 Energy)
Martin Keitel, Product Manager (Landis+Gyr)

 

ZOOM BANNER Switch2 webinar July 2

Heat Networks | Selling electricity to residents: opportunities for developers

This session will cover the regulations that apply to the resale and generation of electricity on residential developments and provide an introduction to exemptions to the requirement for a licence.
We will address how to use electricity to produce cost savings to residents through integrated local energy systems which have the added benefit of delivering zero carbon.

Presenters:
Ian Allan – Head of Market Strategy (Switch2 Energy)
Ed Weightman, Senior Associate (Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP)

 

ZOOM BANNER Switch2 webinar Aug 1

Heat Networks | Connected HIU & Remote Diagnosis

Connected heat interface units provide enhanced data and visibility to enable remote and proactive maintenance, improve performance and customer service. This webinar will cover the benefits and introduce Switch2's latest HIU, the T3 ECO Plus.

Presenters:
Ian Allan – Head of Market Strategy 
George Bystryakov - Head of Research & Development 

 

ZOOM BANNER Switch2 webinar Sep 1

Heat Networks | Setting the tariff to balance economics and affordability

With plans to increase the number of heat networks in the UK, it is important these are carefully considered and have the resident firmly in mind from the outset. Setting the right heat tariff is paramount. So, it’s worth exploring the options available before deciding on the best one for you and your customers. This webinar will consider fair approaches to tariff setting, influences from Europe, communication with residents and how often it should be reviewed.

Presenters:
Ian Allan – Head of Market Strategy 
James Grundy - Head of Customer Services

 

ZOOM BANNER Switch2 webinar Sep 2

Heat Networks | How to deliver metering and billing - a best practice approach

This session will cover our best practice approach to metering and billing to ensure accuracy, quality service and customer satisfaction. It will address equipment specification, metering and billing processes, regulation and an understanding of open and closed protocol.

Presenters:
Ian Allan – Head of Market Strategy 
David Fairbrother - Business Development Manager
 

 

ZOOM BANNER Switch2 webinar Oct 1

Heat Networks | ESCos explained: ESCo options & benefits to stakeholders

This webinar will include the perspective of the ESCo covering customer service, the role of the ESCo, different types, benefits and drawbacks. Legal perspective covering the developer and ESCo relationship, the impact on phased developments and connection and adoption fees. How impending regulation might affect ESCos and the future of them.

Presenters:
Colin Hall, Partner - Winckworth Sherwood
Steve Hunt, Development Director - Ener-Vate
Ian Allan, Head of Market Strategy - Switch2