A Local, Place Based Solution that Enables New Housing Development in an All-electric Era
Electrifying heat and our cars presents a significant technical and commercial challenge for housing developers when seeking a new grid connection. Indeed, all-electric developments can today expect grid connections costs to be triple that of a dual-fuel home and potentially take up to 10 years to be available from the DNO.
This challenge threatens the ability of the housing market to deliver the 300,000+ homes the UK needs every year, placing additional upward pressure on house prices.
To deliver on net-zero by 2050 and minimise the cost to developers, residents and the energy system at large will require a diverse range of technology and business model solutions.
Funded SmartGrids, otherwise known as Microgrid as a Service (MaaS) is one such solution. SNRG commissioned LCP Delta (FKA Delta-ee) to write a white paper on the potential for Microgrid as a Service to solve these challenges while generating benefits for developers, residents and network operators. The white paper includes sections covering:
- So what is the problem?
- What is an energy community?
- Private versus public networks
- Physical energy communities
- What is Microgrid as a Service (MaaS)?
- Challenges and opportunities
- What next for MaaS and energy communities?
Uncover the Key to Delivering Sustainable Growth with Funded SmartGrids.