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Reference Number ENA_10025661
Title Flexible Heat
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 Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Technology acceptance) 20%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Other sociological economical and environmental impact of energy) 40%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Policy and regulation) 20%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Consumer attitudes and behaviour) 20%;
Principal Investigator Project Contact
No email address given
SPEN - SP Transmission Plc
Award Type Network Innovation Allowance
Funding Source Ofgem
Start Date 01 March 2022
End Date 01 May 2022
Duration 2 months
Total Grant Value £153,142
Industrial Sectors Power
Region Scotland
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/ENA_10025661
Abstract Flexible Heat will research and demonstrate the value that intelligent management can bring to unlocking flexibility from domestic Thermal Energy Storage (TES).It will undertake a market review of existing and novel TES technology, identify the value in each, and establish the control requirements to harvest the available flexibility. Flexible Heat will demonstrate the control platform in operation - heating demand will be shifted to meet flexibility needs, whilst maintaining customer warmth and comfort.By determining the benefits for the whole system, it will produce insights to inform government regulatory and commercial policies.Flexible Heat meets the scope of the competition by: Using smart approaches to manage large-scale electrified heat deployment in a local area, reducing the need for network reinforcement Inclusion of a work package which focuses upon the commercial and investment case for financing heating technologies alongside energy network innovationWe will for the first time bring all critical stakeholders together and develop flexibility from domestic heat, including new and innovative technologies.The discovery phase will explore the topic and define the technical, commercial, and customer considerations in optimising heat flexibility.SP Transmission is the lead organisation. Our partners are industry leading organisations and key players in the development, manufacture and deployment of innovative heating solutions including TES: Active Building Centre Research Programme: Centre of excellence for buildings involved in developing new TES technologies. Connected Response: SME technology provider of smart controls for storage heating and hot water systems. Delta-EE: Consultancy with expertise in the domestic energy sector. E.ON Energy Solutions: Leading energy solution provider within the UK domestic sector. The University of Glasgow: Expert in developing flexible heating technologies; leading the UKRI FASHION project to improve heat pump efficiency and flexibility. Sunamp: A leading manufacturer of Phase Change Material thermal battery storage technology.The end users of the proposed solution are domestic customers who will have heat pumps installed as heating is decarbonised. These users need a clear pathway to deploy and benefit from thermal storage. This includes: - Suitable TES solutions offered during the installation process The costs and benefits are clear to the consumer The needs of vulnerable customers are included New commercial arrangements are developed to realise the whole systems value of domestic TESWe will engage with key stakeholders, building on existing relationships including consumer organisations, housing developers, local authorities, housing associations, energy suppliers and aggregators.
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Added to Database 14/10/22