Technology showcase – ‘Decarbonising heat’ across the Northeast

October 7, 2021
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Date(s) - October 7, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Introducing the UK’s first low carbon heat cluster – A technology showcase of innovative decarbonising heat projects across the Northeast

An online series of talks showcasing the leading low carbon heat projects in the Northeast. This will be followed by an online panel discussion linked to net zero strategy and the economic opportunity in the Northeast.

You may not have heard about them yet, but innovations in low carbon heat are fast becoming a UK speciality. From utilising geothermal heat in flooded former coal mines to heat homes and businesses, to heat networks that work like car-pooling to allow people to meet their energy needs together, to heavy industry and agriculture using air and ground source heat in their processes, the UK low carbon heat sector is brimming with new ideas.

These innovations are going to touch every home, every street, every business, every farm, every public building, although many of us are still not aware of this. It is clear decarbonising heat is going to be a relay not a sprint for single technologies and with this in mind, the ADE is partnering with the Northeast Local Enterprise Partnership and Calibrate Ltd to host a showcase of the most promising ideas, all working right now in the Northeast of England.

Technology showcases include:

Gateshead Council – Heat Network Project

The Coal Authority – Mine Energy

Calibrate Engineering Ltd – Ground Source Heat Pumps

Register to attend here. You will be sent a Zoom link once you have signed up.

Get in touch

AREG is the original energy transition organisation, working on behalf of members to empower the energy supply chain and champion its expertise. Please get in touch if you have any questions or would like to find out more about membership.

AREG has played an important role in the growth of Scotland’s renewable energy sector, engaging the supply chain and developing the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre. However, we are only at the very beginning of the transition that AREG was established to both lead and support so there are still opportunities for companies to get into the constantly evolving renewables supply chain. We look forward to continuing our work together as renewables builds on its place as Scotland’s main source of power, and as we seek to deliver real change in the crucial areas of heat and transport.

Scottish Renewables

Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce has worked closely with AREG since its formation. The recent progress in the developments of offshore wind projects by Equinor and Vattenfall are as a result of the work of the group over many years. The north-east is known as the oil and gas capital of Europe. At the Chamber, we believe the region must evolve its position to being recognised as the energy capital. Whilst hydrocarbons will continue to be essential in driving our economy for years to come, the generation of renewable resources will play an increasingly important role in providing cost-effective power, innovative development and economic growth.

Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce

The enthusiasm and dedication of the early group that would become AREG was fundamental in us choosing to launch All-Energy in Aberdeen. The first tiny show was held in 2001, and AREG’s Chairman at the time, Jeremy Cresswell, played such an active role that I often describe him in terms such as All-Energy’s ‘midwife’. All-Energy is now the UK’s largest renewable and low carbon energy exhibition and conference in terms of number of attendees, space booked, and number of exhibiting companies. As AREG became firmly established, their presence and support for the event grew spectacularly over the years. We thank them most sincerely for their invaluable input.


Vattenfall has forged a strong working relationship with AREG through the development of the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre. AREG has worked tirelessly on behalf of the North East and it can take enormous credit for the growth of sustainable energy in the region and the path it has cleared for the region to capture further investment.


Aberdeen City and Shire is emerging as a key location for renewables by successfully transferring its world-class oil and gas expertise into the sector and AREG has done much to advance this through a broad range of initiatives. It has acted as a catalyst in driving further investment in the local economy by engaging with companies, Government, public bodies and existing projects and we have been pleased to support their efforts. Scottish Enterprise will continue to engage with AREG as we increase Scotland’s use of renewable energy.

Scottish Enterprise