DEI Briefing Note: Interim analysis on air source heat pumps
The DEI social science team examines the installation and operation of Air Source Heat Pumps (ASHPs) to understand how they affect current electricity demand and the potential flexibility of demand going forward.
Initial observations are based on a series of load profiles collated from on-site metered electricity consumption data, and face to face interviews with householders enrolled in the Customer-Led Network Revolution project. This Briefing Note provides a high level summary of key messages from the findings on installation and use of ASHPs in the residential sector from summer 2012 to winter 2013. It draws on interviews and home energy tours conducted with 18 participants from the 322 domestic ASHP customers involved in the trial, each of which has a smart meter installed.