The main aims of this project are to provide:
• An improved evidence base around the provisions of heat in a net zero UK energy system, with a more robust understanding of the role of some key potential technologies, system impacts and implications for system management options (i.e. the interaction between gas and electricity and the wider role of energy storage and flexibility).
• An improved understanding of the implications for the different options and approaches for strategic heat decarbonisation in the UK and enhance our capabilities in providing robust evidence for future work such as setting the 6th Carbon Budget and BEIS’s Roadmap for heat policy due for publication in 2020.
The intention is to use an existing whole energy systems model that has the capability to model the interactions between energy vectors (e.g. gas and electricity) and different types of energy storage and flexibility. We will require the model to be updated with appropriate assumptions before running the model for a number of headline scenarios, followed by more in-depth sensitivity analysis. All assumptions, scenarios and sensitivities will be agreed with BEIS; an initial list is proposed in the ‘Methodology’ section below.
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This contract will be awarded based on the evaluation criteria set out in the ITQ / RFP document.