Work Package 3 (WP3) will develop a range of ‘plug in projects’ across Oxfordshire. These will enable us to test how new market structures, developed in WP2 and WP5, can enable network optimisation and flexibility as well as the ability to facilitate peer to peer trading.
Low Carbon Hub lead on the delivery of WP3 supported by project partners Piclo, SSEN and the University of Oxford. They will focus on carrying outpilots across Oxfordshire that will cover a range of different flexibility and energy services, relating to power, transport and heat projects and that will:
to improve our ability to combine short term generation and demand forecasts and to identify which sites are viable for increasing existing onsite generation in combination with local storage.
including University of Oxford buildings.
including Solar PV, battery, and electric vehicle combinations and mini-grids to improve their financial viability.
, such as automation of the weir gates at Sandford Hydro to increase its operational range.
to understand the nature and extents of constraints on the grid.
including the remote control of storage devices and building management systems.
The second phase will build on this work with further asset optimisation, developing ground-mount PV with battery storage, looking at local energy balancing simulations, and developing new multi-technology projects.