Heat is a major challenge. It makes up almost 50% of our energy consumption and accounts for 20% of our carbon emissions. Unlike power and transport, there is no clear path to cut the carbon emissions of Britain’s heat sector. But at OVO we have developed a technology that provides a big first step in solving Britain’s heat problem by making efficient use of the flexibility available in the home and on the grid.
There is also the potential social impact of smart electric heat. An upgrade to a smart electric heating system can reduce energy bills, as well as give users control and much greater comfort. The opportunity is here and ready to revolutionise the way we heat our homes in the 21st Century, bringing wide-ranging benefits to millions of people.