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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,…
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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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    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…
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    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…
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    News:The Zero Carbon Oxford Partnership

    What is Zero Carbon Oxford Partnership (ZCOP)? 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…
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    News:LEO Newsletter, Issue 6, Jan 2021

    We’ve published our latest newsletter. Read about the new ground-mount solar park in Oxfordshire – Ray Valley Solar – plus opportunities to take part in flexibility market trials, and much much more. If you haven’t yet subscribed to our newsletter you can do that here. Click on the download to read the full newsletter.
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    News:LEO’s preparations for a net zero future supported with innovative new technology

    Local Energy Oxfordhsire has now installed over 80 low-voltage monitors throughout Oxfordshire. The monitors will alert SSEN to changing levels of demand in real time and assist in targeting investment on the road to net zero. The Climate Change Committee (CCC) has forecast that by 2050 demand on electricity networks could treble as the UK…
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    News:LEO Newsletter Issue 5, January 2021

    The LEO newsletter summarises the most recent developments in the project from all ten partners. In this newsletter: Ray Valley Solar In the market for an opportunity? PFER webinar – data and digitalisation Fairness and equitability – an ethical framework Make your resolution for a better future Join our mailing list, and Working with the…
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    News:Oxfordshire-based social enterprise to build UK’s largest community-owned solar park

    LEO partner the Low Carbon Hub has purchased the rights to a 19 MW ground mount solar park which, once built, will be the largest community-owned solar park in the UK. The project, called Ray Valley Solar, will generate 18 GWh of clean electricity each year, enough to power over 6,000 homes. To finance the…
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