Projects: Projects for Investigator
Reference Number NIA_SSEN_0039
Title An Electric Heat Pathway Looking Beyond Heat Pumps
Status Completed
Energy Categories Energy Efficiency(Residential and commercial) 50%;
Other Power and Storage Technologies(Electricity transmission and distribution) 25%;
Other Power and Storage Technologies(Energy storage) 25%;
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 40%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Consumer attitudes and behaviour) 30%;
Other (Energy technology information dissemination) 30%;
Principal Investigator Project Contact
No email address given
Scottish and Southern Energy plc
Award Type Network Innovation Allowance
Funding Source Ofgem
Start Date 01 October 2019
End Date 01 April 2020
Duration ENA months
Total Grant Value £33,400
Industrial Sectors Power
Region Scotland
Programme Network Innovation Allowance
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , Scottish and Southern Energy plc (100.000%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , Scottish and Southern Energy plc (0.000%)
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Objectives This project will be delivered through a desktop report study using industry and SSEN expertise relating to the control, operation and use of domestic electric storage heating. This report will be augmented by interviews and workshops with individuals who have expertise in this area. The report will set out the benefits of and barriers to electric storage heating playing a part in the overall heat decarbonisation strategy. In addition, the options for commercial models for how it can be taken forward will be provided. The scope of the project is to carry out a desktop study which will produce a written report to help network licensees gain a better understanding of the opportunities and benefits of flexible heating demand. It is anticipated that the report from this project will, among other things: Stimulate public debate on storage heating, an important but often overlooked element of energy policy Provide better understanding of the opportunities and benefits of flexible heating demand, and how best to implement them Influence internal policy changes in SSEN and use the report to lobby for change at a wider industry level
Abstract In the ongoing debate about future energy policy, it appears there has been a presumption of any electrified heat pathway being based around the use of heat pumps. It is deemed essential to establish a pragmatic solution to the immediate problem of RTS switch-off and a long term model which will allow electric storage heating to play an appropriate role in heat decarbonisation and the shift to a smart, flexible electricity system. This project intends to be the important first step in addressing that.
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