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    Report:Project LEO Standards and Protocols Report

    This report outlines the main processes and standards involved in the management ofshared data (and associated metadata) within Project LEO. The report is an update of the 2020 report where more information has been added on issues surrounding data standards and management for large consortia such as LEO. The report defines the main terms used…
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    Report:Project LEO Data Cleaning and Processing (March 22)

    This report highlights work that has been done on Project LEO’s tools for data cleaning and quality control since the last version of this report was published in March 2021. This report does not outline the detailed steps used to clean and improve data in LEO, but the main processes and tools implemented within LEO,…
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    Report:Minimum Viable Systems Trials : Compilation Report

    This report presents a series of examples from the MVS Programme of trials which has run from October 2020 through to September 2021. The examples are intended to demonstrate how each step of the Minimum Viable Systems (MVS) Programme progressively builds functionality for assets in enabling them to participate in local flexibility markets. It also…
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    Report:Data Workshop Report

    An annual LEO Data Workshop (the 3rd of four Project LEO Data Workshops) was held in-person at the Christchurch Research Centre on November 25th (2021) and was hosted by the University of Oxford (UoO), Oxford Brookes University (OBC) and the Oxfordshire County Council (OCC). The workshop was held to highlight the current progress with the…
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    Report:Low Carbon Hub Portfolio and Routes to Market

    This paper sets out how the Low Carbon Hub will build on technical assessments already done for its portfolio of Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) to learn about how the portfolio of projects can act as a single ‘Community of MPANs’ in delivering energy allocation and flexibility services. Low Carbon Hub will also learn about what…
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    Report:Barriers and Opportunities: Market Trials Recruitment

    Project LEO is producing a series of Barriers and Opportunities Reports throughout the project. This short report focusses on observations made about barriers and opportunities to recruitment to the LEO trials, based on information gathered at three online webinars/workshops. Only by identifying these barriers are we able to address them, where this is within the…
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    Report:Vehicle to Grid (V2G) Barriers and Opportunities: a capability approach

    Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) technology is still in early stages of development but offers many possibilities for Smart Local Energy Systems by virtue of its ability to supply flexible demand and generation services that can potentially help with the management and balancing of low voltage electricity networks as well as balancing services for the National grid. V2G…
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    Report:Policy and Regulatory Review

    UK energy systems are changing in response to the urgent need to decarbonise and make good use of abundant renewable resources, public support for their use and emerging technologies and business models. The country is thus at the start of a major shift in its understanding of energy transition at different operating scales and in…
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    Report:Whitepaper: Vision on the inclusion of small (under 7kW) flexibility from the grid edge and its role in Future Energy System

    As the UK focuses more on achieving its Net Zero targets, electrification of local and national infrastructures will bring many challenges and opportunities in all aspects of the energy system – societal, commercial, technical, and regulatory. The Future Energy Scenarios published by the Electricity System Operator (ESO) in 2021 (FES 2021) outlines three possible future…
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    Report:Focused Briefing: COP26

    Welcome to our second Project LEO (Local Energy Oxfordshire) ‘Focused Briefing’. These briefings take an in depth look into specific activities, outputs and research being generated as part of the demonstrator project. This Focused Briefing takes a look at some of our activities in and around the recent global climate change conference, COP26. This was…
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    Report:Project LEO Workshop 1 – Enabling and facilitating smart energy systems within the existing planning system

    The Centre for Sustainable Energy was commissioned by Project LEO to run two workshops for Oxfordshire planners with the intention of stimulating greater understanding of Smart Local Energy Systems (SLES) by the local planning community and gathering recommendations on how the statutory planning system can integrate and facilitate both locally and nationally. Specific objectives were:…
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    Report:Assessment of Declarations, Baselining Methodology and Settlement

    In December 2020, Project LEO, working with the SSEN TRANSITION project conducted a short study that identified 26 commercial areas which would benefit from feedback. An evaluation to rank these 26 commercial areas identified six (6) Minimum Viable System (MVS) trials that would benefit from input from LEO partners during the first six months of…
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