Heat4All: Economics-informed optimisation model for future-equitable-decarbonised-distributed heating systems
In this project, a Three-Layer Heat4All modelling approach is proposed to determine optimal technologies and policies to ensure a just energy transition that is realistic and practical. The fuel poverty under a specific policy scenario will be minimised and quantified by combining techno-economic optimisation at both building/household and local energy system scales. With another economy-wide simulation layer, fuel poverty could be further reduced by optimising the policy with reflected macroeconomic performances.
Aims and objectives
The overarching aim of the research is to develop a practical model to understand how fuel poverty could be minimised in the UK whilst simultaneously delivering upon net-zero targets for home heating. The proposed model is designed to be applicable in any community/region, providing a solid framework for future research. The expected outcomes of the model will inform both policy makers and energy suppliers of their decision-making on minimising fuel poverty.