Four leading edge demonstrators to jumpstart energy revolution
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- Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
Managing energy though machine learning and new lithium ion battery storage are among the 4 innovative projects announced yesterday.
Four smart energy systems demonstrator projects across the UK were yesterday announced by Energy and Clean Growth Minister Claire Perry. From charging electric vehicles and managing heating and power through machine learning to storing power with lithium ion batteries and using heat pumps, these projects show how the very latest in energy innovation can be put together to provide cheaper, cleaner energy for users.
The projects are:
- The Energy Superhub, Oxford, led by Pivot Power LLP
- ReFLEX Orkney, Orkney, led by the European Marine Energy Centre
- Project Leo (Local Energy Oxfordshire), led by Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks
- Smart Hub SLES, West Sussex, led by Cloud Infinity Projects
These demonstrators will show how businesses can develop local energy approaches at scale that will create better outcomes for consumers and promote economic growth for the UK. By the early 2020s, these demonstrators aim to prove that smarter local energy systems can deliver cleaner and cheaper energy services.
Energy and Clean Growth Minister Claire Perry yesterday said:
We are at the start of a green revolution, as we move to more digital, data-driven smart systems that will bring us cleaner and cheaper energy. These projects, backed by government funding, are set to spark a transformation and change the way we interact with energy for the better as part of our modern Industrial Strategy.
We’re excited to see how these businesses and project partners reveal how innovative tech, such as energy storage, heat networks and electric vehicles, can set us on the path to a smarter energy future. This is tomorrow’s world, today.
Rob Saunders, Deputy Challenge Director, Prospering from the Energy Revolution, UK Research and Innovation yesterday said:
We all need energy systems that are cheaper, cleaner and consumer-friendly. We have a great opportunity with these demonstrators to show just how innovation can deliver this energy ambition for the future. Supported by the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, these projects can drive investment, create high-quality jobs and grow companies with export potential.
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