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SSH Stagegate 1 - Review of International Smart Systems and Heat Initiatives - Final Report


Citation Slowe, J. SSH Stagegate 1 - Review of International Smart Systems and Heat Initiatives - Final Report, ETI, 2013. https://doi.org/10.5286/UKERC.EDC.000661.
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Author(s) Slowe, J.
Project partner(s) Delta Energy & Environment
Publisher ETI
DOI https://doi.org/10.5286/UKERC.EDC.000661
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Associated Project(s) ETI-SS1401: Smart Systems and Heat (SSH) Programme - Value Management and Delivery
Associated Dataset(s) No associated datasets
Abstract This is the Final Report of the ETI project by Delta Energy & Environment to Review International Smart Systems and Heat Initiatives. This follows an initial piece of research undertaken by the ETI in 2011 examining this question. The work is intended to provide a digestible overview which links to the driving policies where appropriate, and complements a review undertaken during the scoping phase of the programme. The report:
  • Examines initiatives (with a clear focus on heat), successes and lessons learned; their outcomes / next steps; and possible learnings for the UK
  • Identifies the policies driving these initiatives
  • Identifies who’s involved and why
Key recommendations:
  • Recommended countries where there are many learnings for the ETI are Denmark and the Netherlands– heat pumps, market structures, district heating, and exploiting synergies between electric and gas networks.
  • Specific projects / areas for investigation in these countries are pointed out
  • Consider customer recruitment for trials at a very early stage and place the customer proposition at the heart of project design
  • The ETI may be able to utilise platforms / hardware / software that has already been developed for other projects
  • We see an absence, generally, of how gas, electricity and heat networks can work together, but some projects integrating two networks into a wider system. We believe this is a critically important aspect of a ‘smart heat system’
  • Business models and market frameworks that the ETI could utilise
  • Examples of highly relevant purely private sector innovations