In the ongoing debate about future energy policy, it appears there has been a presumption of any electrified heat pathway being based around the use of heat pumps. Therefore, it is deemed essential to establish a pragmatic solution to the immediate problem of Radio Teleswitching System (RTS) switch-off and a long-term model which will allow electric storage heating to play an appropriate role in heat decarbonisation and the shift to a smart, flexible electricity system.
The anticipated report produced as part of this project will look to stimulate public debate on storage heating while providing a better understanding of the opportunities and benefits of flexible heating demand and how best to implement them. It is also expected to influence internal policy changes within SSEN and to lobby for change at a wider industry level.
October 2019 – April 2020