BEIS and the Heat Networks Industry Council last week launched a new industry initiative, designed to help support the sector through the Covid 19 pandemic.
The new site, which can be found at www.heatnetworkexchange.co.uk, is free to use and was initiated because of the unprecedented challenges COVID-19 continues to pose on businesses and customers in the heat network sector – in particular around accessing the right skilled people and critical equipment.
There are two key areas for organisations to offer and request services using the site:
The Supplier Directory: The Supplier Directory is an open directory to bring all heat network services (incl. those related to COVID-19) in one handy place, increase cooperation, and unlock new opportunities across the UK heat network sector. (Please note that no assessments are conducted on any entries)
The Noticeboard: The Noticeboard offers businesses in the sector the opportunity to post a request for services or equipment beyond their normal supplier networks. Businesses who have signed up to be alerts will automatically receive these requests to their inbox.
The site is free to register and use.