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Reference Number EP/T022949/1
Title Zero-Carbon Emission Integrated Cooling, Heating and Power (ICHP) Networks
Status Started
Energy Categories Other Cross-Cutting Technologies or Research(Energy system analysis) 10%;
Other Power and Storage Technologies(Electricity transmission and distribution) 20%;
Hydrogen and Fuel Cells(Hydrogen, Hydrogen transport and distribution) 70%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields SOCIAL SCIENCES (Economics and Econometrics) 10%;
SOCIAL SCIENCES (Sociology) 10%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) 35%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (General Engineering and Mineral & Mining Engineering) 35%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Architecture and the Built Environment) 10%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 30%;
Systems Analysis related to energy R&D (Energy modelling) 20%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Policy and regulation) 10%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Consumer attitudes and behaviour) 10%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Other sociological economical and environmental impact of energy) 30%;
Principal Investigator Professor A P Roskilly
No email address given
Sir Joseph Swan Institute
Newcastle University
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 July 2021
End Date 31 March 2025
Duration 45 months
Total Grant Value £1,151,541
Industrial Sectors Energy
Region North East
Programme Energy : Energy
Investigators Principal Investigator Professor A P Roskilly , Sir Joseph Swan Institute, Newcastle University (99.996%)
  Other Investigator Dr AJ Smallbone , Mechanical and Systems Engineering, Newcastle University (0.001%)
Professor RJ (Richard ) Green , Business School, Imperial College London (0.001%)
Professor G (Goran ) Strbac , Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Imperial College London (0.001%)
Dr S Abram , Anthropolog, Durham University (0.001%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , National Grid plc (0.000%)
Project Contact , Durham County Council (0.000%)
Project Contact , Wales and West Utilities (0.000%)
Project Contact , Cadscan Limited (0.000%)
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Abstract Across the UK, 80% of the heating in buildings and industries is generated using natural gas (1). According to the Department for Business, Energy & Industry Strategy, transitioning to electricity, hydrogen and bioenergy have the potential to make a significant contribution toward low carbon heating. With respect to hydrogen, one potential approach is to use the existing natural gas distribution grid to transport hydrogen.In this research we explore a zero-carbon emission ICHP energy network concept for decarbonising heating and cooling through the production, distribution and utilisation of hydrogen.At the national scale, existing gas grid infrastructure would be modified and used to deliver natural gas and hydrogen produced from clean sources to distributed ICHP energy centres across the UK.At the local scale, intelligent thermal networks, would convert this hydrogen and distribute its energy as electricity, heating or cooling across urban areas in localised industry and residential networks.Furthermore, ICHP energy centres would also offer additional flexibility, resilience etc. and provide an opportunity to integrate transport energy services through the provision of hydrogen fuelling and electric vehicle fast charging.The project will be focus on investigating the role and value of the ICHP concept in supporting cost effective heat sector decarbonisation and transition to low carbon whole-energy system.The aim of the proposal will enable in depth assess of the role of ICHP concept from whole system perspective by:- Quantifying the techno-economic value of ICHP based heat sector decarbonisation in the whole-energy system context, considering infrastructure investment and operating costs for different carbon emissions targets in short, medium and long term.- Identifying and quantifying the benefits of flexibility options (i.e., energy storage, demand side response, hydrogen-based flexible gas plants).- Assessing the role of ICHP paradigm in enhancing the electricity system resiliency, given that the extreme weather conditions should be considered when planning low carbon energy system.Outputs will be technical evidence of the potential of the technology for stakeholders across the whole system (policy, national, local and consumers).
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