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    Blog:Making energy efficiency work for us all

    As the cost of living and energy crises look set to bite UK households even harder in the coming months, reducing our energy use, whether at home or as a business is high on people’s priority list. Earlier this year, Project LEO partners Low Carbon Hub published an article that looked at energy efficiency (or…
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    News:Community mapping in Rose Hill

    Earlier this year we launched a participatory mapping project in Rose Hill, Oxford, one of our Smart and Fair Neighbourhood Trials. The Rose Hill Energy Survey, using a tool known as Local Area Energy Mapping, asked residents questions about their home and energy use. It was designed to supplement data from official, publicly available sources…
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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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    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. 
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    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 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…
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    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…
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    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…
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