UK households could turn into net energy producers by 2035, experts forecast

Numerous households around the UK could become energy producers, rather than consumers, by 2035, engineering experts have suggested.

A report by engineering consultancy Arup suggests that electricity could become increasingly low carbon and local, with many people no longer relying on the grid and up to 77GW of intermittent solar and wind generating capacity dwarfing the 27GW available today.

It suggests demand side response and batteries will become widespread in commercial and residential properties to help balance this surge in renewables, with new towns also developing microgrids to reduce the load on the national grid.

Arup says the heat sector is likely to become fragmented and rely on separate heat networks rather than on one large natural gas system, especially in cities.

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