What we will do and why
Develop an understanding of the clustering effect of LCTs in domestic properties, propose an industry standard view on diversity factors for heat, and understand the potential of flexibility.
- Improved demand profiles for multi LCT homes with heat pumps.
- Network impact assessment of future heat pump uptake.
- Heat pump profiles for use in flex tenders.
- Demand profile modelling tool.
- Reduced risk due to more accurate demand profiles for Low Carbon Technologies (LCTs).
- Improved heat pump strategic load forecasts
- Better understanding of flexibility opportunities from LCTs
Measures of success
- Increased flexibility for the distribution network.
- Demand profile adoption as industry standard.
- Maximised use of existing network capacity.
As part of the project we have engaged with domestic heat pump owners to understand how they normally use their energy and how flexible they are willing to be when heating their home. We have also worked with National Grid Electricity Distribution (NGED) to discuss overlaps with Equinox and share insights and data.
Public Detailed Docs
- Analysis and findings from trial (Dec 2023)
- Final report (Feb 2024)
- Heat pump profiles for strategic forecasting, heat pump flex tenders and ADMD (Feb 2024)
|Date of change
Added an additional output for “heat pump profiles for use in flex tenders” and associated outcome for improving these heat pump load forecasts, along with a new milestone due February 2024. The milestone related to analysis and findings from the trial was changed from August 2023 to December 2023 due to the volume of analysis required, but is now complete. The overall project remains on track. We have added stakeholder engagement information and a link to more detail.