UK Power Networks (UKPN) is to develop a roadmap for electrified heating through a trial in Sussex village Barcombe. Over 600 households are involved in the two year CommuniHeat project, which is aiming to understand how the village and similar communities can switch to low carbon heating using electricity. Engineers will work with community groups and local partners to research, gather data and compare approaches. As part of the project, consultancy Buro Happold is creating new computer models to forecast the impacts of electrified heat, and in doing so the project partners hope to create a sustainable and replicable model for switching to the technology.
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