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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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    Event:Energy Innovation Summit 

    Energy Innovation Summit – Enabling a digital, decarbonised energy system HOST: SSEN DATE: 28-29 September 2022 VENUE: SEC Glasgow Register Project LEO will be at the Energy Innovation Summit (previous know as ENIC) on 18-29 September, SEC Glasgow. Register here. 
  • News

    News:Energy asset market trials update

    The Project LEO energy asset trials in conjunction with TRANSITION are in full swing. LEO partner Low Carbon Hub’s renewable energy assets are taking part to test the potential they have in delivering flexibility to the electricity network. This means the ability to temporarily turn up or down generation in response to a need in…
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    News:LEO welcomes ev.energy into flexibility market trials

    Project Local Energy Oxfordshire (LEO) has marked the first live flexibility trade with an external partner, paving the way for small businesses to deliver grid services that will help balance the network. Local Energy Oxfordshire (LEO) is running trials of live flexibility trading, using a platform that has been designed and built by SSEN’s TRANSITION…
  • Blog

    Blog:Explaining the Project LEO Flexibility Market Trials

    Project LEO is an ambitious and innovative energy system project being run collaboratively by a number of project partners in Oxfordshire, with the aim of helping the UK government reach its 2050 net zero commitments. We will achieve this by running a series of local trials, advancing capabilities and facilitating active participation in the creation…
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    Blog:Osney Supercharge installations are underway!

    The Project LEO team are excited to be sharing the news that new installations are underway as part of one of our Smart Fair Neighbourhood Trials at Osney Island in Oxford.  Testing clean energy generation and flexibility at a local level The Project LEO Smart Fair Neighbourhood trials rails (SFNs) are the ‘Place Based’ element…
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    Blog:Putting people and communities at the heart of our energy transition

    Community Energy Fortnight runs from 11 – 24 June this year. It’s a well-deserved celebration of all aspects of the UK’s flourishing community energy sector and this year, the focus will be on energy efficiency within our communities. As we face a potentially tough winter ahead for our energy bills, CEF22 is looking at the…
  • Blog

    Blog:Explaining Project LEO

    The team at Project LEO are often invited to events to present the background to what we’re doing and why and we decided we should take the information from these presentations to create a few blogs to help more people understand the concept and purpose of Project LEO. What is Project LEO? Project LEO is…
  • Blog

    Blog:Why a focus on flexibility is missing from the government’s energy security strategy

    Project LEO was set up in order to help us understand how smart, local and flexible energy systems can best work to bring about multiple benefits. The key benefits we look at are to communities, businesses, energy bills, the electricity network and the planet. However, another main aim of the project is to ‘keep the…
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    Blog:Making the language of smart, flexible energy systems easier to understand

    Project LEO is proud to be one of the most ambitious and wide-ranging flexible energy trials ever run in the UK and our goal is to gather strong evidence and learnings to support our transition to a clean, secure and fair energy system. For us, the path to success means working on a diverse range…
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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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