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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…
  • Blog

    Blog:What is the grid edge and why is it important?

    In Project LEO we are focused on understanding how flexibility at the ‘grid edge’ – where energy is put to use – can help us reach our net zero carbon ambitions as well as bring value to people, communities, and the energy network. What is the grid edge? The grid edge refers to the ‘edge’…
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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…
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    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 HOST: OFGEM DATE: 29 July 2021 TIME: 12.00-17.00 VENUE: Online SPEAKERS: Various Registration 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…
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    Event:Smart local energy systems: unlocking net zero

    HOST: UKRI DATE: 19 July 2021 – 22nd July 2021 TIME: 10.00 VENUE: Online SPEAKERS: Various Attendance 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…
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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…
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    Event:TRANSITION Flexibility market trials

    TRANSITION Flexibility Market Trials HOST: SSEN DATE: December 2020 TIME: 11.00 – 12.00 VENUE: Online SPEAKERS: Charlie Edwards Downloads 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…
  • Webinar

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

    The Role of Flexibility in a Net Zero Energy System HOST: Low Carbon Hub DATE: 28 July 2020 TIME: 6-7pm VENUE: Online SPEAKERS: Graham Oakes Watch again 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…
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