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Industrial Landscaping of District Heating – Opportunities for knowledge transfer to the UK market

Rytoft, Anna (2009)
Department of Business Administration
Abstract
The Swedish district heating market is becoming increasingly saturated, whilst the UK heat market is about to run into copious turmoil due to the faltering and decreasing levels of natural gas available. Swedish companies are looking to enter new market segments, and there seems to be something stirring under the surface in terms of district heating in the UK. The development of district heating in the UK is abundantly dependent on the availability and evolvement of knowledge, which is currently operose to come by. The purpose of this thesis is to describe the surrounding environment and the dynamics of the UK district heating market, to define the growth potential for the district heating in the UK and lastly to identify the opportunities... (More)
The Swedish district heating market is becoming increasingly saturated, whilst the UK heat market is about to run into copious turmoil due to the faltering and decreasing levels of natural gas available. Swedish companies are looking to enter new market segments, and there seems to be something stirring under the surface in terms of district heating in the UK. The development of district heating in the UK is abundantly dependent on the availability and evolvement of knowledge, which is currently operose to come by. The purpose of this thesis is to describe the surrounding environment and the dynamics of the UK district heating market, to define the growth potential for the district heating in the UK and lastly to identify the opportunities to export consultancy services to this market. When examining the district heating market in the UK it has become apparent that something is stirring under the surface. The Government are under undeniable pressure to deliver reliable incentives that will drive CO2 emission reductions. If nothing changes, import of gas will continue and in the worst case scenario fuel poverty levels will increase. This would be an unprofitable outcome for all parties involved. Even though no wide scale energy revolution could be identified on the UK market, significant changes are being made and the potential for export of consultancy services is constantly increasing. The trick is to identify the correct stakeholders and schemes to build a foundation for future exploration of the market on. A recommendation made by several of the schemes studied is for a foreign consultant to partner with a local player in order to create a forceful market entry position. (Less)
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author
Rytoft, Anna
supervisor
organization
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
District heating, CHP, Vattenfall Power Consultant, export, consultancy services, industrial landscaping, multi-organization, Management of enterprises, Företagsledning, management
language
Swedish
id
1458937
date added to LUP
2009-05-20 00:00:00
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2012-04-02 17:48:56
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  abstract     = {The Swedish district heating market is becoming increasingly saturated, whilst the UK heat market is about to run into copious turmoil due to the faltering and decreasing levels of natural gas available. Swedish companies are looking to enter new market segments, and there seems to be something stirring under the surface in terms of district heating in the UK. The development of district heating in the UK is abundantly dependent on the availability and evolvement of knowledge, which is currently operose to come by. The purpose of this thesis is to describe the surrounding environment and the dynamics of the UK district heating market, to define the growth potential for the district heating in the UK and lastly to identify the opportunities to export consultancy services to this market. When examining the district heating market in the UK it has become apparent that something is stirring under the surface. The Government are under undeniable pressure to deliver reliable incentives that will drive CO2 emission reductions. If nothing changes, import of gas will continue and in the worst case scenario fuel poverty levels will increase. This would be an unprofitable outcome for all parties involved. Even though no wide scale energy revolution could be identified on the UK market, significant changes are being made and the potential for export of consultancy services is constantly increasing. The trick is to identify the correct stakeholders and schemes to build a foundation for future exploration of the market on. A recommendation made by several of the schemes studied is for a foreign consultant to partner with a local player in order to create a forceful market entry position.},
  author       = {Rytoft, Anna},
  keyword      = {District heating,CHP,Vattenfall Power Consultant,export,consultancy services,industrial landscaping,multi-organization,Management of enterprises,Företagsledning, management},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Industrial Landscaping of District Heating – Opportunities for knowledge transfer to the UK market},
  year         = {2009},
}