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Reference Number ENA_10025662
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 March 2022
End Date 01 May 2022
Duration 2 months
Total Grant Value £141,302
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%)
Project Contact , Wales and West Utilities (0.000%)
Web Site https://smarter.energynetworks.org/projects/ENA_10025662
Abstract HEAT BALANCE (within discovery) will explore the commercial and technical feasibility of network flexibility from large-scale 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.HEAT BALANCE 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 innovation• Working with partners on how deployment of low carbon heating solutions can be better coordinated to minimise gas and electricity network constraints at lowest economic cost.SP Transmission is the lead organisation. We want to help electricity customers transition to low carbon heat at the most efficient cost and enable a quicker transition.Wales & West Utilities are the GD network operator for Wales and South West England.Academic Partners• The University of Edinburgh will lead the Commercial WP, leveraging their experience of transmission system modelling in the INTEGRATE project.• The University of Glasgow will be a major contributor to the Technical WP bringing their extensive experience in geological thermal energy storage.Technical & Commercial Expertise• Ramboll will lead the Technical WP bringing their experience in the rapid development of the thermal pit storage technology in Denmark.• DELTA-EE will primarily contribute to the Commercial WP building on learnings from their research into large-scale TES undertaken for BEIS and others.Heat Network Providers• Vattenfall will contribute to both WPs from their practical experience as one of Europes largest producers and retailers of electricity and heat.• Erda Energy will support both WPs bringing expertise from their innovative solutions for low-carbon heating, cooling and geo-exchange technology.Potential users are those who will deploy heat networks such as; commercial heat service providers, housing developers, local authorities, housing associations, and institutional investors. Research has shown users need a clear pathway to deploy large-scale TES. This includes understanding of: - • The different technical solutions available – their advantages and disadvantages• The costs and benefits to the ultimate consumers of the heat being delivered• New commercial arrangements developed to realise the whole systems value of large-scale TES
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Added to Database 14/10/22