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2050 Energy Infrastructure Outlook Multi Vector Integration Analysis - Summary report


Citation Walker, I. and Staw, T. 2050 Energy Infrastructure Outlook Multi Vector Integration Analysis - Summary report, ETI, 2017. https://doi.org/10.5286/UKERC.EDC.000674.
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Author(s) Walker, I. and Staw, T.
Project partner(s) Element Energy
Publisher ETI
DOI https://doi.org/10.5286/UKERC.EDC.000674
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Abstract This project aims to improve the understanding of the opportunity for and implications of moving to more integrated multi vector energy networks in the future. Future energy systems could use infrastructure very differently to how they are employed today. Several individual energy vectors - electricity, gas and hydrogen - are capable of delivering multiple services and there are other services that can be met or delivered by more than one vector or network

This Deliverable is the report summarising the work during the project overall. This study considers how greater integration between energy vectors, principally electricity, gas, heat networks and hydrogen, could lead to a more flexible and resilient energy system in the future, that is able to deliver carbon reduction objectives in a more cost-effective manner. Using a Case Study approach and considering a range of over-arching energy system evolutionary pathways, the study aims to identify circumstances where a multi vector approach to energy system development and operation will lead to a better outcome than continuation of today’s largely independently operated energy networks. The study provides insights into identification of the system conditions and geographies that create opportunities for multi vector systems and the timescales over which these systems are relevant. These early insights will help to plan investment in key infrastructure that will be in place for the long term
Associated Project(s) ETI-EN2017: 2050 Energy Infrastructure Outlook Multi Vector Integration Analysis
Associated Dataset(s) No associated datasets
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