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An ETI Perspective - The importance of local area planning to the decarbonisation of heat

Citation ETI An ETI Perspective - The importance of local area planning to the decarbonisation of heat, ETI, 2017. https://doi.org/10.5286/UKERC.EDC.000660.
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Author(s) ETI
Project partner(s) ETI
Publisher ETI
DOI https://doi.org/10.5286/UKERC.EDC.000660
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Abstract To enable a cost effective low carbon transition, more advanced local area energy planning is needed to identify the right technologies in the rights place, at the right time. These solutions will be influenced by a number of variable factors including local resources, political support and leadership, consumer and community preferences, technological innovation and cost.

Therefore the development of local area energy plans will play a vital role in identifying and developing cost effective low carbon energy systems to meet future energy demand and support carbon reduction objectives. Local residents and businesses can have greater confidence that their investments in building fabric, heating systems and controls will be compatible with local network development and the cost of low carbon energy supplies; the supply chain can plan to meet local needs; and regional, national and UK government and regulators can have confidence that their actions are grounded in local realities with democratic consent

In response to this “local” challenge, the ETI’s Smart Systems and Heat programme has developed the UK’s most advanced local area energy planning tool – EnergyPath Networks.
Associated Project(s) ETI-SS1203: Smart Systems and Heat (SSH) Programme - EnergyPath Networks
Associated Dataset(s) No associated datasets
Associated Publication(s)

EnergyPath - EnergyPath Networks Functional Specification V2.1

EnergyPath - EnergyPath Networks Methodology for Assessing Economic Impact of Local Energy Plan

EnergyPath - EnergyPath Networks Modelling Local Energy System Designs Report

EnergyPath - EnergyPath Networks Technical Design and User Guide

EnergyPath - EnergyPath Networks Tool Gap Analysis Report

EnergyPath - EnergyPath Networks Use Cases

EnergyPath - Insight report 2: Local area energy planning implications from a national perspective

EnergyPath - Insight Report 3: Local area energy planning implications for government

EnergyPath - Local Area Energy Planning Data Challenges Report

EnergyPath - Peer Review of Proposed Approach for Socio-Economic Assessment of EnergyPath Networks

EnergyPath - Planning Guidance

EnergyPath - Policy Drivers, Enablers and Barriers

EnergyPath - The EnergyPath® Design Tool Functional Specification

List of projects for the ETI Smart Systems and Heat (SSH) Programme

SSH Stagegate 1 - Review of International Smart Systems and Heat Initiatives - Final Report