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    Blog:Exploring the Key Messages from our Smart and Fair Neighbourhood trials Report

    As the ambitious and pioneering Project LEO drew to a close earlier this year, Low Carbon Hub produced a report that looked at the Smart & Fair Neighbourhood trials that took place over the term of Project LEO that outlined what was tested and achieved through each of the six local trials. The D3.10 Report…
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    Blog:Energy planning at a community level

    Within our D3.10 Report, Low Cabon Hub examined many of the learnings from the Project LEO Smart & Fair Neighbourhood trials and how they can help us plan for Smart Local Energy Systems for the future.  A key achievement outlined in the report was how, within one of the trials in particular, we utilised the…
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    Blog:Building Blocks of a Smart Community Energy System

    Building an energy system with value for all During the course of Project LEO, we have often talked about Smart Community Energy Systems (SCES). Many of our trials – in particular, the Smart Fair Neighbourhoods trials – were a vital step in gaining the insights we need to make our community energy systems smarter and…
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    Blog:Smarter Grid Solutions – Coordinating renewable energy assets to create a smarter energy system

    Smarter Grid Solutions (SGS) is a UK-based energy software solutions provider. They create products that are used to manage power grids and market participation in energy systems to allow the integration of a number of renewable energy assets.  Originally a start-up from the University of Strathclyde to provide renewable grid solutions to Orkney, they are…
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    Blog:Summarising the key findings from Project LEO

    March 2023 sees the end of Project LEO, one of the UK’s most ambitious, wide-ranging and innovative energy trials. Over the four years since its launch, this collaborative project has conducted multiple trials, issued numerous reports and gained vital insight into how a smart and flexible energy system of the future could look like. The Project has also studied the infrastructure, markets and regulations that should be put in place to make this flexibility commercially and technically viable. 
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    Blog:Exploring the potential for energy flexibility in Oxford’s Leisure Buildings

    In February a new report was published as part of Project LEO that laid out the learnings from assessing Oxford City Council leisure buildings for energy flexibility. Oxford City Council commissioned Consortio Ltd (funded by Project LEO) to carry out assessments and provide technical details to the council on the potential for five of their…
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    Blog:Enabling flexibility in the Rose Hill Solar Saver Trial 

    The Solar Saver Trial is one of three pieces of work that have been taking place in Rose Hill over the last two years, as part of Project LEO. Project LEO is a large part-government-funded energy trial exploring how we can prosper (financially and in the wider meaning of the word) from the energy revolution…
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    Blog:Deddington and Duns Tew team up to make neighbourhoods smarter and fairer with innovative heat pump trials.

    Deddington and Duns Tew are taking big steps to become greener with the help of a Smart and Fair Neighbourhood Trial (SFN). This trial is investigating how energy efficiency measures, heat pumps, and smart monitoring can be used to decarbonise off-gas rural areas in an exciting project to help create a smarter, cleaner, and fairer…
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    Blog:Celebrating Project LEO

    On Thursday 23 February, representatives from Project LEO (Local Energy Oxfordshire), its supporters, partners and members of Oxfordshire communities attended a celebration of the success of this groundbreaking, collaborative innovation project at Oxford Town Hall. The previous day, an event in Westminster, hosted by Chair of the independent Net Zero Review, Chris Skidmore MP, who…
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    Blog:Pioneering Project LEO launches its Final Report

    There is increasing value being placed on flexible resources, such as batteries and shiftable electricity demand, when they are connected to the electricity network. Small-scale electricity system users should be able to play a role in providing flexibility to the network, provided the right infrastructure, markets and regulation can be put in place.
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    Blog:Flex appeal. How can the ESO Demand Flexibility Service shape the future of our energy supply?

    If you’ve been following Project LEO’s progress over the last few years, you will be well acquainted with the concept of energy flexibility. It’s at the heart of what we’re trying to achieve and we believe it’s a powerful way to give communities control of their energy usage, helping reduce strains on the grid supply as well as taking positive steps towards our net-zero future.
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    Blog:Project LEO – An inside view

    In a project as ambitious and wide-reaching as LEO, it’s important that a range of external partners as well as core staff members all work together to ensure all the moving parts of the complex project and trials are working together.
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