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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

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What is Project LEO?

Read more about our Trials in the case studies below

  • Asset led trial

    Asset led trial:Rose Hill battery trials

    This trial aims to understand how a small battery can provide flexibility to the energy network. Background Rose Hill is a residential area on the Southern outskirts of Oxford. The road is part of a historic route from Oxford to London via Henley, running parallel to the river Isis (the name of the Thames in…
  • Place based trial

    Place based trial:Rose Hill Smart and Fair Neighbourhood Trial

    The Rose Hill Smart and Fair Neighbourhood trial seeks to understand how flexibility services at the ‘grid edge’ – where we use energy in our homes and businesses – could potentially help a community move to net zero carbon in a way that’s fair, equitable, and inclusive. Background Rose Hill is a largely residential community…
  • Place based trial

    Place based trial:Osney Island Smart and Fair Neighbourhood Trial

    A group of households and businesses on Osney Island have signed up with Project LEO to generate and store their own electricity. They will share data on how this reduces demand on the local distribution network. We will also work with residents to understand the impacts and opportunities for small dense urban environments to make…

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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