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    News:Low Carbon Hub CEO speaks on energy demand reduction

    At the recent Eynsham Great Big Energy Saving Event, Barbara Hammond, founder and CEO of the Low Carbon Hub, a Project LEO partner gave a talk that highlighted the importance of demand reduction for the UK energy agenda. Barbara set the scene, reflecting the worry for people across the UK as the energy and cost…
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    News:Completion of first automated flexibility procurement

    Project LEO is really pleased to announce a new milestone was reached as we ran our first end-to-end flexibility procurement process. LEO project partner Piclo, have developed a series of Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), which means the ‘Piclo Flex’ marketplace software was able to automate manual procurement practices. This functionality integrated Piclo Flex with Scottish…
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    News:Springfield Meadows Update

    Project LEO partners, Low Carbon Hub, were recently in touch with households in Springfield Meadows, where one of our Smart Fair Neighbourhood (SFN) Trials is taking place, to ask for their participation in a study on energy usage. Our SFN trials are taking place across  Oxfordshire to demonstrate how flexibility services can sit at the…
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    News:Smart Flex Heat Pump Trial update

    Project LEO recently announced that we are extending our Deddington and Duns Tew Smart and Fair Neighbourhood trial to become a bigger ‘Smart Flex Heat Pump Trial’ within the wider geography of Oxfordshire. The original scope of the trial was to work with a portfolio of 15 households in Deddington (a large Oxfordshire village that…
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    News:Solar Saver phase two launches in Rose Hill

    The next phase of the Rose Hill Smart and Fair Neighbourhood Trial is launching next week with the start of the ‘Solar Saver’ offer. The aim of this trial is to learn whether residents of a block of flats with rooftop solar panels can benefit from the clean energy generated, without owning the panels themselves.…
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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: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: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: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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    News:Government announces Net Zero Strategy

    Last week (19 October) the government announced its Net Zero Strategy, just ahead of COP26, an important summit bringing together world leaders to commit to carbon reduction targets to protect our planet.  The report is the first of its kind and sets out how the UK government plans to deliver its target to achieve net…
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    News:Road to Renewables COP26 bus tour kicks off in energy innovation centre of Oxford

    On Tuesday 19 October, the Project LEO team were delighted to welcome the COP26 bus to Oxfordshire to celebrate energy innovation.  The fully electric double decker bus arrived into Oxford city centre as the first stop of a two-week ‘Road to Renewables’ nationwide tour that will end in Glasgow ahead of the landmark COP26 summit…
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