New Smart Energy Demonstrator Projects Launched Across UK

4 Apr 2019 12:55 PM

£102.5 million to develop local systems that deliver cleaner, cheaper and more resilient energy.

Energy and Clean Growth Minister Claire Perry yesterday announced four projects to demonstrate the viability of smart energy systems across the UK. The projects are part of the £102.5 million Prospering from the Energy Revolution Challenge that will develop local systems that deliver cleaner, cheaper and more resilient energy.

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.

The Chosen Projects Are:

Teodora Kaneva, Programme Manager Smart Energy and Utilities, techUK yesterday said:

We are really happy to see the announcement made today, and it’s extremely welcomed in the current interchanging energy system. techUK supports projects which provide a great opportunity for the smart local energy systems using digital and data-base solutions to provide new ways of trading energy. This is a great opportunity to learn how people interact with their network. We are hugely supportive of the Government backing up more projects as ambitious as these, in achieving a cleaner, cheaper, more desirable energy services, transport, and cleaner air for communities. We hope that the learning will inform new business models and transform the way we perceive energy in our daily lives”.