British Gas launches Dimplex Quantum Tariff
The Smart Tariff that Decarbonises your Home
British Gas and Dimplex have partnered to launch the British Gas Dimplex Quantum Tariff, the UK’s most advanced electric storage heating tariff for use with the Dimplex Quantum Storage Heater.
The Dimplex Quantum Storage Heater, from manufacturer Glen Dimplex Heating & Ventilation, is a revolution of the traditional storage heater; a heat battery, designed to deliver the electrification of heat in buildings. The Dimplex Quantum is a great electric heating option for homes that are looking to upgrade their existing storage heaters or replace other direct electric heating systems. This technology and the flexible services it enables, compliments at a national level the roll out of heat pumps.
The British Gas Dimplex Quantum Tariff is a first-of-its-kind smart tariff for the Quantum storage heaters. Created by British Gas, the tariff can offer lower rates than typical Economy 7 tariffs thanks to the heaters’ capability to allow British Gas to charge Quantum heaters when electricity costs are lowest on the grid. This will be delivered through 100% renewable electricity*, and with prices fixed for 12 months.
Designed, developed, and manufactured in the UK, the Quantum heaters intelligently communicate with British Gas, who charge them up with low-cost electricity when it’s available on the grid. This cheap electricity can be intelligently stored as heat which not only helps consumers to lower their bills but can also provide flexibility to the UK’s energy system as we continue to decarbonise our national energy infrastructure and transition towards Net Zero.
The partnership between Glen Dimplex and British Gas
Earlier this year, Centrica alongside Glen Dimplex and Midland Heart Housing Association, concluded trials under Ofgem’s regulation innovation sandbox programme to offer flexibility services into the Balancing Mechanism, the electricity system operator's (ESO's) primary tool used for balancing supply and demand on Britain's electricity transmission network. This was the first-time home heating devices have been used for such a service, paving a much more consumer-led, demand-side approach to energy flexibility in the UK.
This collaboration won the ‘Net Zero Initiative – Heating and Cooling’ at The Energy Awards last week and is nominated for the Smart Systems and Flexibility Project of the Year award at the Edie Net Zero Awards in November, with the industry quickly realising the value of new propositions. It places the consumer at the heart of a new energy model which solves grid problems, reducing the cost of our energy whilst decarbonising electricity.