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Reference Number ENA_10055259
Title Net Zero Terrace
Status Completed
Energy Categories Energy Efficiency(Residential and commercial) 20%;
Other Power and Storage Technologies(Electricity transmission and distribution) 80%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) 80%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Architecture and the Built Environment) 20%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy 100%
Principal Investigator Project Contact
No email address given
Electricity North West Limited
Award Type Network Innovation Allowance
Funding Source Ofgem
Start Date 01 April 2023
End Date 01 June 2023
Duration 3 months
Total Grant Value £151,966
Industrial Sectors Power
Region North West
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , Electricity North West Limited (100.000%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , Electricity North West Limited (0.000%)
Project Contact , Northern Powergrid (0.000%)
Web Site https://smarter.energynetworks.org/projects/10055259
Abstract "The project sits under Innovation Challenge 1, Project Scope 2, and will focus on supporting the decarbonisation of heat for those consumer groups with reduced access to opportunities for decarbonisation by demonstrating the benefits of an integrated SLES. SIF is the most appropriate funding mechanism because there is a strong but indirect interest from networks in solving this problem; however, there are greater benefits to the consumer than the networks.The community-led Net Zero Terrace project will be the first to explore utilising a DNO network to decarbonise terraced communities through an integrated, optimised community virtual power plant, taking a smart integrated systems approach to low carbon heat. The benefits of this include enabling communities to decarbonise whilst reducing costs by avoiding the expensive counterfactual of direct electric heating and deferring network reinforcement. The shared heating system will comprise shared ambient loops, home thermal storage, home energy management and community storage, with the potential to provide flexible services to the DNO. The SLES will require a local energy market to operate in the form of a ledger platform (digital platform, aggregates generation and allows Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) transactions) to manage PPA contracts between the shared assets and individual homeowners.Our project partners in the Discovery phase: Electricity North West (ENWL) responsible for providing network data, financial information and understanding DNO network integration. Northern Powergrid (NPg) another DNO, responsible for ensuring the model is replicable across GB. Buro Happold responsible for providing expertise in decarbonisation of the built environment, including specialised knowledge on smart energy and low carbon heat systems. RV Energy local non-profit organisation working on Net Zero community services, responsible for engagement with households and wider community. Rossendale Borough Council responsible for support and coordinating community engagement.The project will also be supported by the BEIS-funded North West Net Zero Hub, which will assist in networking across the region and enabling dissemination and sharing of learning, including with other regional hubs. Potential users of this innovation include: Consumers in terraced streets. Supply chain, including suppliers of LCTs and fabric retrofit can adopt to develop new market opportunities at scale. Local authorities can incorporate into their Local Area Energy Action Plans. Housing associations can use to decarbonise their housing stock. DNOs can benefit from improved understanding of how to integrate into the network, the network benefits and how it can help to deliver flexible services."
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Added to Database 01/11/23