Natural Power specialises in the full lifecycle development of district heating networks, from feasibility through design and construction project management. We have developed a best in class group of heat network specialists to ensure that your project is developed in line and exceeding industry best practice. The projects we work on range from smaller clusters of heat networks, through to city scale networks of tens of kilometres. We have both developed and implemented networks from first principles and provided inspection and remedial services to operational networks.
In the challenge to develop low carbon heating solutions, we need to ensure that the networks we design are optimised and efficient from the outset, applying the principles of 4th generation heat networks to new developments and in the optimisation of existing networks.
A public body looking to take control of your energy and carbon emissions?
A private developer seeking to build more sustainable developments?
A community group looking to take ownership of your energy and lower emissions?
An investor seeking to diversify and / or develop new business opportunities?
Whatever your interest in district heating may be, Natural Power can advise upon a wide range of areas, helping you to explore technology options, develop pricing models, prepare feasibility studies or support your project’s planning application.
As a multi-disciplinary consultancy, we understand the requirements for delivering district heating projects of varying scales and complexity. Our UK and Irish offices provide local knowledge and a personal service, ensuring our solutions are suited to your specific needs.
Our team of highly qualified and experienced engineers, planners and project managers work closely to ensure that all aspects of your project are carefully assessed and reviewed, ensuring best practice of the CIBSE/ADE Heat Networks Code of Practice for the UK.
Most widely employed direct combustion renewable heat technology, produced from recently living biological materials, wood being most common. Operates at all scales from individual buildings to utility-scale.
Air, water or ground-source heat pumps circulate a refrigerant through the source, raise the temperature through pressurisation, and release the heat through condensation. Can be employed at various scales, and suited to low temperature use.
Traditional incineration produces heat and/or electricity by direct combustion of organic waste. Advanced conversion technologies, e.g. gasification and pyrolysis (non-direct combustion) enable higher energy outputs. Mostly employed at utility scale.
Deep geothermal energy can be extracted via boreholes in areas where the Earth’s crust is thin or where there are rocks heated by naturally occurring radioactive decay, it provides heat at temperatures which can be used in district heating networks and to produce electricity. Geothermal energy can be also extracted from relatively shallow warm aquifers and mine workings at lower temperatures.
Large scale industrial plants looking to save money and reduce CO2 emissions.
Council / RSL / developer
Councils, social landlords and property developers?looking for community-scale low carbon affordable heating solutions.
Energy utilities looking to diversify and make your assets more profitable.
Senior Renewable Heat Manager
Senior Renewable Heat Engineer