Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programme: capital projects - March 2024

Information on the projects which have received funding through the Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programme.

Tackling Fuel Poverty and Grid Balancing with Smart Electric Storage Heat

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Dynamo control technology fitted to existing electric storage heaters


Glasgow Housing Association Charles Street Development, Glasgow

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August 2018

Project description:

Engie retrofit electric storage heaters in Glasgow Housing Association properties with Dynamo control technology which allowed charging at specific times to suit heating needs. Each room of the property was fitted with a VSTAT room temperature sensor to control the temperature in each room, as well as considering outside weather conditions. VCharges (now OVO Energy) software platform vNet remotely connects storage heaters enabling the energy company to react to changes in system demand and supply and therefore provide additional grid balancing services. Retrofitting the existing electric heaters has resulted in energy bill reductions for end consumers of up to 30% and carbon savings of 2661.7 tonnes CO2e pa if a 20% energy reduction is achieved.


Email: HeatNetworkFund@gov.scot

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