New funding for local authority heat networks welcomed by Johnson & Starley

Johnson & Starley has welcomed the Department of Energy & Climate Change’s new £6million grant funding programme to help English and Welsh local authorities develop new heating and cooling networks.

Managing Director Chris Yates commented on the announcement made on September 20, 2013:

“The government is taking a strong lead in enabling local authorities to take steps to evaluate heat networks and this is essential if we are to achieve a low carbon economy.”

To win a share of the funding, local authorities must bring forward “ambitious and innovative proposals” to develop and deliver heat networks that draw heat energy from renewable, sustainable or recoverable sources. Johnson & Starley is in a strong position to assist with such proposals as the company already has significant experience with a number of high profile projects of this type.

“We can actively support local authorities in developing these new proposals. Apart from our experience, we also manufacture a range of Heating interface Units (HIUs) at our factory in Northampton. These are capable of taking district heating from either renewable or low carbon sources, enabling it to be used in a dwelling, ” says Chris Yates.

Johnson & Starley offers a range of HIU options as well as bespoke solutions. Any local authority wishing to find out more information should contact chris.yates(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign) or find out more information on the company’s HIU range at

For more information, contact Johnson & Starley Ltd, Rhosili Road, Brackmills, Northampton, NN4 7LZ, Tel: +44 (0) 1604 762881, Fax: +44 (0) 1604 767408, Email: marketing(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)">marketing(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign) or visit their website