SP Energy Networks (SPEN) has unveiled a first of its kind tool for modelling the uptake of low-carbon forms of heat, dubbed ‘Heat-Up’. It will enable the network provider to estimate the size of heat pump required to heat a building using the characteristics of all homes in its region. This will then be used to understand the impact future low-carbon heat can have on the network due to increases in electricity demand from the additional connections. This will then allow SPEN to efficiently plan for reinforcement solutions, which is particularly crucial ahead of the next price control period it said.
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