Nordic Heat Masterclass - The Business Case for Heat

Location: Leeds

The Business Case for Heat: Translating the Feasibility Study into a Business Plan

You are invited to a Nordic Heat Master Class in Leeds, focusing on the challenge of transforming a feasibility study for heating into a concrete business case and strategy ensuring availability, affordability, reliability and sustainability in the future heat infrastructure.

The Objective is to review the range of heating solutions available, assessing pros and cons of each alternative, thereby identifying the criteria and strategies for optimizing the mix and competitiveness of the value proposition to customers, while minimizing investments and life cycle costs.

Focus – The master class will address the requirements of the business plan from different angles

  • The Consumer perspective – developers, facility managers, end-users – ensuring long term competitive and convenient heat solutions
  • The Political perspective – optimizing the wider political ambitions while minimizing investments and risks
  • The Investor perspective – ensuring investability of projects in terms of risks and returns
  • The Broader public perspective – how to manage the communication strategy related to project preparation and execution
  • The Supply Chain perspective – securing capability, competence and capacity in the supply chain
  • The Project Management perspective – design, strategy, resources, diplomacy and leadership’


A group of highly experienced professionals representing each perspective listed in the agenda, all with a proven track record in heating investments and operations in the UK, as well as in the Nordic Region. Detailed list of speakers to be distributed in mid-June.


  • Free of charge for local authorities and public stake holders
  • £150 (excl. VAT) for local companies (max 2 participants per company)
  • £450 (excl. VAT) for national & international companies (max 2 participants per company)

Date: 28 June 2018
Time: 09:30-16:00

Venue Leeds (details to be distributed mid-June)


09.00    Registration & Coffee

09.30    Introduction

  • Background, Scope and Objectives

                The Heating Sector in the UK

  • Facts & Stakeholders
  • Future Requirements & Available Solutions

                Consumer Perspective

  • End-user requirements & future expectations
  • The challenge of change

                Political Perspective

  • Risks, Buy-in and Leadership
  • Smart Cities – The wider agenda

                Investor Perspective

  • Objectives and Strategies
  • The challenge of becoming bankable

                Broader Public perspective

  • Communication strategies
  • Sharing the vision – active involvement

                Supply Chain perspective

  • Capability and Capacity
  • Investing and offering a green career

                Project management

  • Translating an opportunity into a business case
  • Execution is everything

Registration & Questions

Mark Woodward – Nordic Heat   +44 114 230 4722

Peter Anderberg – Nordic Heat  +46 70 56 111 99