Any future smart energy system will generate and consume numerous different types of data from a variety of sources when operational. Project LEO is working to couple the location of local energy assets (e.g. solar farms and batteries), with the time varying response of both energy generation and demand.
Making use of the data available to us, both from external sources and internally generated we can evaluate past performance, optimise operation, prioritise retrofit opportunities, and inform future local clean growth strategies. One of the ways we are doing this is through the LEO Geospatial Land Use Mapping Tool. This is the first step towards an intelligent spatial energy mapping tool. The map draws together into a single space a wide range of information on land use (including environmental and landscape designations, agricultural grade, flood risk zones, planned housing and employment growth) and energy assets in Oxfordshire.
Project LEO is also contributing to defining new energy related data standards and data curation methods to ensure future value can be extracted by stakeholders beyond the project.
This work is led by researchers at the University of Oxford, in collaboration with researchers at Oxford Brookes University and the Innovation team at Oxfordshire County Council.