Event: Smart Energy Networks of the Future

Sustainable Innovation in Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heat Pumps (SIRACH) Network meeting focused on Smart Energy Networks of the Future and brought together experts in the field of smart networks to share their insights.


  • Welcome from Cllr Claudia Webbe, Executive Member for Environment and Transport, Islington Council
  • Why low-temperature networks are important in the future.  Bob Critoph, LoT-NET
  • GreenSCIES: a feasibility study of a fifth-generation district heating and cooling integrated smart energy network in London. Islington Council
  • Secondary heating and cooling opportunities in cities – Joanna Kuleszo, Project Luster
  • Networking workshop – Future potential of smart energy networks.

This session discussed where smart energy networks will be by 2050. It explored what changes will be required in attitudes, behaviour, and legislation to promote and popularise their use.

  • Lessons learned from current smart energy projects – Tanja Groves, Sweco.
  • Case Study from Islington: How heat networks can deliver social, environmental and financial benefits to a local community Francis Ugboma, Head of Energy, Islington Council
  • Creating bankable energy assets in London’s South Bank, Rajvant Nijjhar, Bankenergi
  • Available funding for heat networks –  Joel Hamilton, BEIS, Heat Network Delivery Unit