Objectives

The project aims to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to shift household electricity demand away from peak periods using smart control of battery storage and air source heat pumps.

  • Create a commercial model exploring the ability of households equipped with smart control and low carbon technologies to respond to demand side response triggers based on price, carbon intensity and grid constraints.

Homes in the BREATHE project have air source heat pumps providing heating and hot water as well as smart batteries which can release stored energy at different times during the day. Smart control of the heat pumps and batteries allow the times when homes are heated to be shifted away from peak demand periods. Solar PV provides an additional source of electricity.

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