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Does the National Grid's pathway make no provision for district heating

The National Grid’s example pathway to 2050 combines a set of choices that results in no heating for homes or commercial properties being supplied by district heating. As a background, the level of district heating to provide heat to domestic and commercial properties up to 2050 is determined by the user as follows:

  1. Domestic heating:
  • the user selects the level of electrification of domestic heating up to 2050, by using the “home heating electrification” lever (National Grid have selected level 4, the highest electrification); and
  • the user selects the level of district heating for homes that are not electrified by 2050, by using the “home heating that isn’t electric” lever (National Grid have selected level A, where gas or gas CHP are the dominant non-electric sources).
  1. Commercial heating:
  • the user selects the level of electrification of commercial heating up to 2050, by using the “commercial heating electrification” lever (National Grid have selected level 4, the highest electrification); and
  • the user selects the level of district heating for commercial properties that are not electrified up to 2050, by using the “commercial heating that isn’t electric” lever (National Grid have selected level D, which uses a mixture of non-electric sources).