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Beth McAllister

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    News:LEO partners move into the ‘Mini-TESA’

    At the beginning of the year, the University of Oxford opened its doors to a new world-leading multi-disciplinary hub and co-working space at Holywell House, Osney Mead. The unique workspace is now home to Oxford-based Project LEO partners, including two research groups, Low Carbon Hub and SSEN. The Energy Systems Accelerator Pilot – better known…
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    News:Our flexibility market trials start up again

    Project LEO is working closely with the SSEN-led TRANSITION project running flexibility market trials, testing how a real-life market for delivering flexibility services might work. As part of Project LEO, we are running three trial periods, each of growing complexity, to enable us to test the trading of a range of different flexibility services. This…
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    News:A round up of news from our Smart and Fair Neighbourhood Trials

    Our Smart and Fair Neighbourhood (SFN) Trials are looking at how flexibility services and the development of a smart, local energy system can help communities transition to net zero in a way that’s fair and equitable. Here we give a round up what’s happening in the trials at the moment. You can read more about…
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    News:Eynsham Neighbourhood Plan

    The Parish Council in Eynsham is in the process of updating the 2018 Neighbourhood Plan. This is a vital opportunity for the whole community to shape their future and ensure that a sustainable energy policy is included. If you live in the Eynsham parish area you can have your say and take part in the…
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    News:Rose Hill Energy Survey launches

    The Rose Hill Smart and Fair Neighbourhood Trial has launched the next stage of its project with the Local Area Energy Mapping survey, known as ‘LEMAP’. The survey asks people questions about their home and energy use and is currently only available for people living in the Rose Hill project boundary (pictured below). If you…
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    News:LEO land use map moves to next stage

    The LEO land use map draws together a wide range of energy and land use data into a single web-based map currently available to LEO partners. Knowing where energy is used and generated across the county, and where we’re most likely to see changes over time will help support strategic place-based planning for the transition…
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    News:Deddington and Duns Tew SFN update

    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 that is off the gas network. You can read more about the trial here. In this first part of the trial, Low Carbon Hub has been working with members…
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    News:Rose Hill ‘Solar Saver Trial’ launches

    The launch of the ‘Solar Saver trial’ gets off to a great start with 18 residents signed up to save money on their energy bills by shifting when they use electricity.  The Solar Saver Trial is one part of the Rose Hill Smart and Fair Neighbourhood (SFN) trial looking at how flexibility services can help…
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    News:LEO at COP26

    The global climate conference in Glasgow closed last week and we’re really pleased that our project – Local Energy Oxfordshire – was strongly represented.  Project LEO is proving that flexibility that at the grid edge can be a powerful strategy to accelerate the transition to a zero carbon energy system. From the Road to Renewables Bus Tour, to the…
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    News:LEO named in letter to COP26 President

    Project LEO was recently named an example of the innovation needed to help deliver net zero in a “letter from Oxford” to Alok Sharma, President of COP26.  The letter calls for more support to speed up decarbonisation at a local level. With regard to LEO, they particularly call for:  Coordinated market mechanisms for local flexibility…
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    News:COP26 Launch of an ‘International Community for Local Smart Grids’

    Tuesday was a big day for LEO at COP26 with a ‘Blue Zone’ session which launched the new International Community for Local Smart Grids (ICLSG) The session, excellently presented by Malcolm McCulloch (Oxford University), Barbara Hammond (Low Carbon Hub) and Chris Burchell (SSEN) discussed how delivery of a net zero energy system will require significant…
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    News:New global smart grid partnership launched to unlock local solutions to climate change

    Watch the launch live from the UK Pavilion at COP26 via the UK Government’s official YouTube channel (2 November, 09:45-10:30). Electricity distribution companies from the UK, Australia, Italy, and Japan have joined forces to revolutionise and support communities to engage with electricity grids of the future. Launching at COP26, the University of Oxford-led initiative will…
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