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    News:Transitioning to a net zero energy system: smart systems and flexibility plan 2021

    Last month (July) the government published its plan on how we will transition to a smart, flexible, and decarbonised energy system. Project LEO welcomes the publication as it focuses on how we can deliver a zero carbon future with a smart flexible energy system. One that understands the importance of local delivery and includes people…
  • Blog

    Blog:Can flexibility solve the energy challenge?

    As the recent government paper ‘Transitioning to a net zero energy system: smart systems and flexibility plan 2021’ highlighted, flexibility is going to be a crucial part of meeting our net zero carbon targets.  “It will be very difficult to achieve the deep power sector decarbonisation needed to achieve the sixth Carbon Budget without significantly…
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    News:Innovative new data sharing tool being trialled by LEO

    Project LEO partner Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) has launched a new and innovative network data tool which will be trialled by the project. The ‘Near Real-time Data Access’ (NeRDA) tool will provide stakeholders and participants in LEO’s trials with near real-time access to data, helping inform local plans, products, and services in the…
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    News:Zero Carbon Oxford Partnership publishes roadmap and action plan

    The Zero Carbon Oxford Partnership (ZCOP) is a group of the Oxford’s largest and most significant organisations, including a number of the Project LEO consortium, coming together to collaborate on carbon reduction and tackle the climate emergency. Its creation and mission came out of Oxford City Council’s Zero Carbon Oxford Summit in February this year,…
  • Event

    Event:OFGEM: Green, Fair Future: Delivering the flexible energy system of the future

    OFGEM: Green, Fair Future: Delivering the flexible energy system of the future Around two thirds of electricity generation is forecast to come from wind and solar power by 2050. At the same time, the expected growth in electric vehicles and electric heat pumps could result in peak demand doubling by 2045.  Managing demand more flexibly…
  • Event

    Event:Smart local energy systems: unlocking net zero

    LEO will be at the UKRI ‘Smart local energy systems: unlocking net zero’ event that is running from 19th to 22nd July. This is a four-day virtual exploration of smart local energy systems and their potential in the race to net zero. This online event will be exploring UKRI-funded energy system projects around the UK…
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    News:Innovative Oxfordshire project gets green light for next phase

    Project Local Energy Oxfordshire (LEO), an ambitious and innovative smart grid project has passed a significant project review milestone and has been awarded an extension from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). Project LEO now has the green light to undertake flexibility market trials across Oxfordshire to support the transition to a smart and low-carbon energy…
  • News

    News:From EDF: Receive up to £1,500 off a Powervault 3 solar battery

    A Home solar battery offer from project partner, EDF: We want to tell you about our new Powervault 3 solar battery offer and how you could spread the cost. For a limited time only, you can now receive up to £1,500 off* – so our prices start from only £4,599 including standard installation and VAT. AND with the new finance…
  • News

    News:EDF offer: Support the future of energy use in the UK and get a free EV Charger

    Project partner EDF is looking for 100 electric vehicle owners to sign up to their EV project trial – SMART Charge with SMILY. As part of the trial, you’ll get a free fully installed EV charger whilst helping them to trial the cutting edge of technology in managing energy use between the electricity grid and…
  • Event

    Event:TRANSITION Flexibility market trials

    TRANSITION Flexibility Market Trials In this presentation, SSEN’s Charlie Edwards introduced the flexibility market trials. In it, we cover: What is a flexibility market? How are flexibility markets changing? How can I participate in TRANSITION’s flexibility market? What are my contracting options? How is payment decided?
  • Webinar

    Webinar:The Role of Flexibility in a Net Zero Energy System

    The Role of Flexibility in a Net Zero Energy System This webinar discusses the role of flexibility in a net zero energy system. Running large volumes of renewable generation creates new challenges for the energy system. The sun and wind work to their own schedules; they won’t necessarily be available to generate electricity just because…
  • Webinar

    Webinar:How can we achieve Net Zero?

    How can we achieve Net Zero? This is a video of the webinar in which Malcolm McCulloch from the University of Oxford, and Eric Brown from the Energy Systems Catapult, talked about how we can achieve Net Zero, from an energy perspective and using a systems engineering approach. Helen Gavin hosted the webinar. Slides and…
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