The Energy and Utilities Alliance (EUA) has created a new division for manufacturers of all types of equipment in heat network, district heating or communal heating systems – the Manufacturers of Equipment for Heat Networks Association (MEHNA).

Ross Anderson, Director of MEHNA and also the Industrial and Commercial Association (ICOM), both divisions of the EUA, said: “This is an exciting time for the flourishing Heat Networks industry. Through the work of EUA and its divisions, we identified the need for a specific trade association to cover this sector, providing technical support as well as representation with policy, regulations and standards bodies, both in the UK and Europe.

“MEHNA aims to be the voice of the equipment manufacturers as well as an association that works to ensure that equipment will operate safely and perform to a high standard. Membership is open to manufacturers of any component of the system including; heat sources (boilers, CHPs), heat interface units, valves, pipework, pumps, flues, and other products.”