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By analysing an off-gas grid area in Skye and extrapolating to off-gas grid Scotland, 4D Heat explores the ability of heat flexibility to absorb wind power that would otherwise have been curtailed due to England-Scotland transmission constraints. 4D Heat takes a whole system view and all optimisation and analyses were subject to the constraint of not increasing costs to the Electricity System Operator, Distribution Grid Operator or end consumer. The project identified that up to 540GWh (9%) of otherwise curtailed wind could be used by domestic heating across off-gas grid Scotland in 2030, saving £24m per year in wind constraint payments and delivering a further £2m per year in environmental and social benefits.

Matthew Myers, Senior Analyst, will present on the topic at the Energy Networks Innovation Conference (ENIC), taking place on 8th-9th December 2020.

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