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Reference Number NIA_SPEN_0069
Title Heat - Discovery Continuation
Status Completed
Energy Categories Other Power and Storage Technologies(Energy storage) 100%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Project Contact
No email address given
SPEN - SP Transmission Plc
Award Type Network Innovation Allowance
Funding Source Ofgem
Start Date 01 February 2022
End Date 31 December 2022
Duration ENA months
Total Grant Value £150,000
Industrial Sectors Power
Region Scotland
Programme Network Innovation Allowance
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , SPEN - SP Transmission Plc (100.000%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , SP Energy Networks (0.000%)
Web Site https://smarter.energynetworks.org/projects/NIA_SPEN_0069
Objectives A desktop feasibility study to investigate the feasibility of scale thermal energy storage in the UK as well as validating the economic benefits. Form TES Working GroupSelect heat network partnerDevelop a high level design for future demonstrationsSupport and accelerate the transition to SIF alpha Maximise the success of discovery by feeding in additional data gathering, formatting, reviewing and validation to inform the SIF outcomes
Abstract Heat - Discovery Continuation aims to explore the feasibility of network flexibility from large-scale and domestic TES to reduce peak demand on the transmission and distribution networks over multiple timescales, reducing the need for network reinforcement. We will also consider benefits to electricity generation by reducing the capacity required to meet peak demand and the gas system by helping to smooth the future demand for hydrogen.This project is in place to safeguard the delivery and continuity of the associated SIF project.

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