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Macro DE - An Assessment of the GB Benefits Associated with Potential DE Technology Development


Citation Turton, A. and Woods,P. Macro DE - An Assessment of the GB Benefits Associated with Potential DE Technology Development, ETI, 2012. https://doi.org/10.5286/UKERC.EDC.000284.
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Author(s) Turton, A. and Woods,P.
Project partner(s) Caterpillar (AECOM)
Publisher ETI
DOI https://doi.org/10.5286/UKERC.EDC.000284
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Abstract The objective of the Distributed Energy (DE) Programme is to increase the uptake of DE through the development of integrated systems in order to reduce through-life costs, improve ease of installation and increase efficiency in the combined generation of heat and electricity. Within this programme framework the objective of the Macro DE FRP will develop and validate a software methodology to enable the design of optimised DE solutions where clusters of demand sites are linked with appropriate DE supply equipment. The project will quantify the opportunity for Macro level DE (up to 50MW) in the UK and the potential to accelerate the development of appropriate technology by 2020 for the purposes of significant implementation by 2030.

This report summarisies the output from work package 5, whose objective is to identify how technology development can support the potential for DEacross GB. In particular, it aims to examine the following:
  • Establish the role which novel technologies may take and the importance of novel technologies for DE nationally.
  • Identify the key novel technologies for future technology development and commercialisation which may have a large impact on the macro DE potential.
  • Understand the high level impacts of the novel technologies on existing and new supply chains, in particular in relation to availability of biomass and waste.
Please note, this document was produced in Sept 2012 and the contents of the report may now be out of date.
Associated Project(s) ETI-DE2002: Macro Distributed Energy
Associated Dataset(s) No associated datasets
Associated Publication(s)

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Macro DE - Design Practice Characterisation Report

Macro DE - Development of a methodology to calculate energy demand

Macro DE - District Heating Network (DHN) Design and Algorithm Verification

Macro DE - Energy Demand Analysis in Great Britain

Macro DE - Executive Summary - DE2002 / WP2.0: Development of a methodology to calculate energy demand

Macro DE - Executive Summary - DE2002 / WP2.3: Energy Demand Analysis in GB

Macro DE - Executive Summary - DE2002 / WP3.3: Technology Development Opportunities

Macro DE - Executive Summary - DE2002 / WP5.1: GB Benefits Case for Macro DE

Macro DE - GB Benefits Case for Macro Distributed Energy

Macro DE - Macro DE Technology Assessment Criteria

Macro DE - Macro DE WP5.4 : Summary Report

Macro DE - Project Baseline Objectives

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