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Nationwide geographical data can help to overcome network challenges in reaching net zero

Achieving net zero implies the electrification of heat and transport, causing challenges for electricity networks. We used geographically disaggregated data to map estimated network impacts across 40,000 local areas across Great Britain and explore ways of avoiding them through local flexibility.

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Fig. 1: Context dependent costs to accommodate low carbon technology deployment in local networks across Great Britain.

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This is a summary of: Few, S. et al. A geographically disaggregated approach to integrate low-carbon technologies across local electricity networks. Nat. Energy https://doi.org/10.1038/s41560-024-01542-6 (2024).

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