Hjaltland Housing Association is a key part of a pioneering smart grid project in Shetland, the Northern Isles New Energy Solutions (NINES) project.
The project aims to improve and stabilise the electricity grid in Shetland, ultimately allowing more renewables to connect to the grid.
This will be achieved, in part, through installing new, more efficient, storage heaters and water tanks in domestic properties as well as the installation of a large capacity – 1MW – battery at the Lerwick Power Station.
Flexible charging regimes and better control of heating output mean the new heaters will contribute to both managing the demand on power in the isles and storing power from renewable sources until it is required.
Also included in the project are Scottish and Southern Energy Power Distribution (SSEPD), Dimplex, Smarter Grid Solutions, and the University of Strathclyde.
Read more about the NINES project here.