Heat pumps could provide DSR as part of the emerging smart grid

New research reveals how demand response services could help provide flexibility on the emerging smart grid

House building plans. Photograph: kazoka30/123RF
The UK housing stock has enough insulation to maintain two hours of 'modest' DSR. Photograph: kazoka30/123RF

Heat pumps can deliver important demand response services on the grid, but long-term policy frameworks are needed, according to a government commissioned report.

A roadmap for heat pumps on the smart grid was published alongside a bundle of research papers by BEIS on 9 February. 

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