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Exeter Chamber welcomes new Growth Partner, 1Energy Group Ltd

By August 29, 2023September 6th, 20231Energy, Growth Partners, Member News & Updates

Paul Barker of 1Energy and Richard Marsh of Exeter Chamber

Exeter Chamber, the region’s leading independent business membership organisation, welcomes the 1Energy Group, the company responsible for launching the Exeter Heat Network, as a new Growth Partner. 

1Energy is a leading developer of low to zero carbon district energy networks.  The company is developing new heat networks across the UK with construction already underway in cities such as Bradford and is now beginning work on a network for Exeter, with construction starting in 2024.  

The project will see the construction of a district heat network that will utilise various low carbon solutions including large water source heat pump technology and deliver renewable heat from a central energy centre to the buildings in and around the centre of Exeter through large underground pipes.

The Exeter Heat Network will offer customers in Exeter the most cost-effective Low-to-Zero Carbon (LZC) heating solution currently available to achieve net zero. The district heating network is due to serve its first customers in 2025.

Project director, Paul Barker, said: “We’re excited to launch in Exeter and look forward to working with the Chamber to bring low carbon energy solutions to members.  We believe the Exeter Heat network will offer building owners and operators an attractive opportunity to minimize their carbon impact in this area.”

Richard Marsh, chief executive of Exeter Chamber said: “Exeter Heat Network is a brilliant example of an innovative business, that will improve the city’s offering for business.  We’re proud to be partnering with Paul and his team to launch this sustainable approach to heating.”

1Energy joins New Future Foundations, Optimising IT, Griffin Chartered Accountants, Exeter College, Stagecoach, Radio Exe and Cathedral Appointments as Exeter Chamber Growth Partners.