Energy UK responds to CMA initial recommendations on heat networks
Responding to the initial recommendations from the Competition and Markets Authority’s market study on heat networks, Lawrence Slade, Energy UK’s Chief Executive said:
“We welcome the CMA’s initial recommendations that consumer protections should quickly be extended to customers of heat networks.
“Heat networks can often result in lower bills for customers and help reduce the emissions produced from heating our homes and businesses so it is important to ensure these customers have the same protections as those connected to the gas network.
“As we set out in our recent report, Kick-starting the Decarbonisation of Heat, it is essential that we see action without further delay if we are to continue to meet our emissions reduction targets. Establishing consumer protection is an important first step in ensuring that we can deploy large-scale, low carbon heating in a way which best meets the needs of the customer.”