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How to increase consumer confidence in gas boiler alternativesHow to increase consumer confidence in gas boiler alternatives

Energy Systems Catapult
Created a year ago
There is huge potential for heat pumps to help decarbonise domestic heating within the UK. One way is to use renewable energy provided through smart local energy systems, but consumers will need to feel confident that heat pumps can deliver the comfort they desire, before they are willing to remove their gas boilers. This report documents our approach to encouraging adoption of a low carbon heating system and proposals for how the barri...There is huge potential for heat pumps to help decarbonise domestic heating within the UK. One way is to use renewable energy provided through smart local energy systems, but consumers will need to feel confident that he...
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Describing A Local Energy Business Sector In The United KingdomDescribing A Local Energy Business Sector In The United Kingdom

EnergyREV
Created a year ago
More localised energy businesses are developing in the UK, albeit slowly. Insight into the sector and its future potential requires both a clearer picture of its current structure and composition, and some shared definition criteria. Estimating how ‘local’ and ‘smart’ businesses are now can help support sustainable growth of a more local, and even smarter energy sector.More localised energy businesses are developing in the UK, albeit slowly. Insight into the sector and its future potential requires both a clearer picture of its current structure and composition, and some shared definit...

Common Types Of Local Energy System Projects In The UKCommon Types Of Local Energy System Projects In The UK

EnergyREV
Created a year ago
The key message for policymakers and funders is that one-size-fits-all support mechanisms will not work as projects range widely in rationale, scope, technologies, and partner composition. As examples, some project types may require revenue support whereas others may require partnerships or regulatory reform to capture new value streams. The key message for system modellers analysing benefits, costs, and integration challenges for local...The key message for policymakers and funders is that one-size-fits-all support mechanisms will not work as projects range widely in rationale, scope, technologies, and partner composition. As examples, some project types...

The Energy Revolution: Cyber Physical Advances And Opportunities For Smart Local Energy SystemsThe Energy Revolution: Cyber Physical Advances And Opportunities For Smart Local Energy Systems

EnergyREV
Created a year ago
As we recognise the need to transform our future energy systems, there is a rapid acceleration in concept designs, demonstrator systems and early-adopter installations. These all attempt to harness low carbon energy generation and dynamically deal with the challenges around generation, transmission, distribution, and end use from an increasingly whole-system and multi-vector viewpoint. The energy systems are often developed for a speci...As we recognise the need to transform our future energy systems, there is a rapid acceleration in concept designs, demonstrator systems and early-adopter installations. These all attempt to harness low carbon energy gene...

Smarter Consumer Protection ManualSmarter Consumer Protection Manual

Energy Systems Catapult
Updated a year ago
Introduction Innovative solutions to tackle climate change have already begun, with low carbon alternatives for heating such as heat pumps and fully electric cars becoming more common. Decarbonisation of the energy system will change the way that consumers use and buy energy. But the exact technologies and services that consumers use to consume and buy energy in a smart, low carbon energy future will be different to those currently used...Introduction Innovative solutions to tackle climate change have already begun, with low carbon alternatives for heating such as heat pumps and fully electric cars becoming more common. Decarbonisation of the energy syste...

Fuel Poverty in a Smart Energy WorldFuel Poverty in a Smart Energy World

Energy Systems Catapult
Created 2 years ago
Although growing in popularity, smart heating controls are not yet commonplace in UK homes. They may fail to deliver consumer benefits, or they may change energy consumption in unpredictable ways. The best way to make sure they deliver positive changes is to design and test them with households. Some studies have explored how consumers use smart heating controls, but those studies did not include vulnerable households. The research pre...Although growing in popularity, smart heating controls are not yet commonplace in UK homes. They may fail to deliver consumer benefits, or they may change energy consumption in unpredictable ways. The best way to make su...

Consumers and Heat WorkshopConsumers and Heat Workshop

Energy Systems Catapult
Updated 2 years ago
The relationship between domestic heat and comfort is a complicated one, but we've done a lot of research over the years on how people interact with heat to achieve comfort in their homes. Many smart local energy system projects incorporate heat pumps as a method of delivering low-carbon heating, so we've summarised some of our key learnings to help inform the design of a Demonstrator's smart heating service offering.The relationship between domestic heat and comfort is a complicated one, but we've done a lot of research over the years on how people interact with heat to achieve comfort in their homes. Many smart local energy system ...
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A High-level overview of policy change landscape relevant to PFERA High-level overview of policy change landscape relevant to PFER

Energy Systems Catapult
Created 2 years ago
A high-level summary of the changing landscape of policy and regulation, relevant to the PFER Projects. Timelines are given for policy and regulatory activities in 2020 and 2021, along with summaries of the implications for a number of key policy themes: EU Clean Energy Package EU Network Codes Future Energy Retail Market Review P379 and P375 Distribution System Operators Ofgem’s Decarbonisation Action Plan RIIO-2 Targe...A high-level summary of the changing landscape of policy and regulation, relevant to the PFER Projects. Timelines are given for policy and regulatory activities in 2020 and 2021, along with summaries of the implications ...
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Data Management GuideData Management Guide

ESO - Energy Superhub Oxford
Updated 2 years ago
What data should be collected and why? How should I store the data I have and how do I know which data are up to date? What sort of governance should I have over the data? ESC is working to create a data management framework that will help the PFER projects address these problems in a simple, implementable way. Effective data management helps put structure around the reporting to evaluation partners, enables more effective dissemination...What data should be collected and why? How should I store the data I have and how do I know which data are up to date? What sort of governance should I have over the data? ESC is working to create a data management frame...
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Aspects of Integration IntroductionAspects of Integration Introduction

Energy Systems Catapult
Updated 2 years ago
Our Aspects of Integration tool is an interactive and discursive approach to mapping the risks and assumptions inherent in smart local energy system designs. It will help make sure that project partners understand the whole system, whilst enabling the project to resolve risks early in the design process. The Aspects of Integration collectively drive whole system thinking through the definition, design, development, deployment of your so...Our Aspects of Integration tool is an interactive and discursive approach to mapping the risks and assumptions inherent in smart local energy system designs. It will help make sure that project partners understand the wh...
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