London Development Agency
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LDA's innovative Decentralised Energy Masterplanning project gets RTPI praise
The London Development Agency’s planning for decentralised energy throughout London, incorporating the London Heat Map, has been commended at this year’s Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) awards.
The work combines engagement, training, planning advice, technical support and commercial analysis to help London boroughs deliver decentralised energy schemes and create a thriving market for heat.
The London Heat Map is a key output which makes data available to developers and utility companies as well as public bodies. The programme provides guidance for planning policy and development management and a heat infrastructure tariff model.
The RTPI award judges said: “We were impressed by the comprehensive approach and the way the project makes complex technical issues accessible to all.”