Summary: A smart renewable heating scheme in Oxford gets the go-ahead following COVID-19 lockdown restrictions. The scheme, which includes the installation of ground source heat pumps across 60 homes, is expected to save 3,520 tonnes of CO2 and cut current night storage heating bills for residents.
- This 60-home scheme in Blackbird Leys is part of the £41m Energy Superhub Oxford project, which is expected to eliminate 10,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions a year by 2021 in Oxford.
- The scheme will support Oxford’s ‘smart cities’ model, involving the decarbonisation of heat, power and transport. Ground source heat pumps will work with local energy systems to cut carbon and costs for millions of homes.
- Each resident’s old night storage heating system will be replaced with a Kensa Shoebox ground source heat pump system, coupled with Switchee heating controls for smart heating. Kensa’s heat optimisation software can shift operating times to periods where electricity consumption is at its lowest cost and carbon.