Yorkshire-based Switch2 Energy, a provider of district and community heating systems, has been honoured with two prestigious awards.

The Shipley-headquartered company’s ICON connected heat interface unit was named ‘Domestic Heating Product of the Year’ at the HVR Awards, recognising exceptional performance and customer satisfaction delivered by the unit to UK homes.

Similar to traditional gas combi boilers, the connected HIU product transfers heat from the network’s central plant room directly into home systems.

The ICON unit is electronically controlled and remotely connected, allowing for monitoring, adjustments and maintenance to be carried out remotely, thereby improving network efficiency & cutting maintenance costs.

Ian Allan, the firm’s head of market strategy, pictured, was awarded ‘Energy Champion of the Year – Individual Achievement’ at the Energy Awards. These celebrate exceptional individuals who have made a significant impact on the industry.

The prize recognises Allan’s contributions to advancing innovation in the heat network sector through digital technologies.

A 30-year veteran of heat networks, Allan has advised the Government on regulation and helped to shape policy,  through work with The Association for Decentralised Energy (ADE) and Heat Trust.

He is an authority on smart metering, data management and billing systems, and is responsible for designing and developing Switch2’s award-winning ICON Unit.

Switch2 Energy CEO Richard Harrison commented:  “We are hugely proud to have won this award for our ICON Heat Interface Unit. To have our product recognised in this way reinforces our aim to drive innovation and efficiency in the sector and continue to deliver user-friendly solutions in the transition to net zero”.

“It is also fantastic to see Ian recognised once again for the impact he has had on the sector. Given his knowledge and commitment to shaping a net-zero future through customer-centric technology, he is hugely deserving of the award and title of ‘Energy Champion.



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