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Project LEO – Local Energy Oxfordshire

One of the UK’s most ambitious, wide-ranging and innovative energy trials, seeking to accelerate the UK’s transition to a zero-carbon energy system

About the Project

Project LEO – Local Energy Oxfordshire – is running trials in Oxfordshire to build a broad range of reliable evidence of the technological, market and social conditions needed for a greener, more flexible, and fair electricity system

Read more about our Trials in the case studies below

  • Place based trial

    Place based trial:Home-Owner Pioneers for Energy (HOPE) Group

    This trial aims to explore the role and impact individual households can have in a smart local energy system and delivering flexibility services.  Background Households are at the centre of the local energy system for their sheer number and, most importantly, because it’s where people live. The transformation of the energy system to zero carbon…
  • Place based trial

    Place based trial:Eynsham Smart and Fair Futures

    The Eynsham Smart and Fair Neighbourhood trial is aiming to develop a Zero Carbon Energy Action Plan for the Eynsham primary substation area as well as develop plans for its long-term governance structure. Background The Eynsham area has a huge amount of new housing development in the works. There are 2,200 new homes planned plus…
  • Place based trial

    Place based trial:Deddington and Duns Tew Smart and Fair Neighbourhood

    Deddington and Duns Tew Smart and Fair Neighbourhood is a trial aiming to understand how we can enable a zero carbon future for a rural community with planning constraints. Deddington is a large Oxfordshire village that is partially off the gas network; Duns Tew is a much smaller community and is completely off the network.…

LEO partners

Project LEO is a collaborative project crossing business, academia, social enterprises, and local authorities. It is part funded through the Industrial Strategy Challenge fund to support
the global move to renewable energy called: Prospering From the Energy Revolution (PFER).


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