Project LEO

Jim Lott Demonstrators

Project LEO (Local Energy Oxfordshire) delivers a transformative integrated smart local energy system to maximise prosperity form local energy systems and demonstrate new value creation opportunities.
The local power infrastructure is at capacity in Oxfordshire. SSEN will demonstrate a neutral ‘Market Integrator’ that provides information to allow a local energy market place to function effectively with the existing infrastructure. Three companies will develop and deploy market platforms for local energy trading and services provision. Up to 90 plug-in projects, (solar, heat networks, smart neighbourhoods, micro-grids, EV and transport hubs, new housing developments and large flexible loads) – demonstrating new models for investment. LEO is continually improved through the collection and analysis of data to provide insights to the team and to inform the County’s energy strategy. This strong evidence base will enable rapid rollout across the UK and beyond.
The six key outputs of the project are:

  1. Markets – accelerating the development of a mature flexible energy market of Distributed Energy Resources that provides solutions to energy needs, constraints and decarbonisation.
  2. New Investment Models – for Distributed Energy Resources that reflect the value of their assets and their flexibility.
  3. Model for DSO – the Distribution System Operator is a new type of organization that facilitates the effective use of the local power infrastructure.
    In LEO, SSEN will demonstrate the DSO’s core role of neutral facilitation of markets, to enable the utilisation of Distributed Energy Resources, and how it resolves possible conflicts of interest. ]
  4. Assets for Strategic Planning – developing the tools needed to make effective and efficient whole-system decisions about the energy ecosystem.
  5. Datasets for Research – sharing understanding so the experience can be replicated elsewhere both in the local context but also nationally through the Electricity Networks Association (ENA’s) Open Networks project.
  6. Community of Skilled People – improving the skill sets of participants and enhancing the social capital of the local energy sector in Oxfordshire and more widely across England’s Economic Heartland (the Cambridge-Milton Keynes-Oxford Growth Corridor). With the support of the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and in consort with other bodies based in the region such as the Energy Systems Catapult, the Faraday Institute and the Hydrogen Hub, workshops and networking events will be held to foster a rich innovation sector focused around the clean energy sector.
Local Energy Area Representation

ERIS has produced a tool that helps projects build a picture of the local area, provides local data to support modelling, and deliver key planning insights for the projects.

Partners
EDF Energy R&D UK Centre Limited
https://www.edfenergy.com/about/research-development

EDF Energy Research and Development (R&D UK) is a centre of technical excellence whose main purpose is helping to build a brighter energy future for the UK.

Low Carbon Hub C.I.C
https://www.lowcarbonhub.org/

The Low Carbon Hub is a social enterprise that’s out to prove we can meet our energy needs in a way that’s good for people and the planet.

Nuvve Ltd
http://nuvve.com/

A better world where the energy used for transportation and the electric energy are directly connected through our Grid Integrated Platform to support both high level of renewable energy and larger numbers of electric vehicles.

Open Utility Limited
http://www.openutility.com/

Open Utility is an ambitious software company based in London. In 2015 Open Utility launched their flagship Piclo® peer-to-peer energy marketplace for UK business customers with their first partner Good Energy. In 2017 Open Utility is expanding the Piclo® service in selected international markets and is running a residential customer trial.

Open Utility Ltd
http://www.openutility.com/

Open Utility is an ambitious software company based in London. In 2015 Open Utility launched their flagship Piclo® peer-to-peer energy marketplace for UK business customers with their first partner Good Energy. In 2017 Open Utility is expanding the Piclo® service in selected international markets and is running a residential customer trial.

Origami Energy Limited
http://www.origamienergy.com/

Energy services built on future proof technology and minimum business disruption.

Oxford Brooks University
https://www.brookes.ac.uk/
Oxford City Council
https://www.oxford.gov.uk/
University of Oxford
http://www.energy.ox.ac.uk/

There are 38 Oxford colleges, which are financially independent and self-governing, but relate to the central University in a kind of federal system. There are also six permanent private halls, which are similar to colleges except that they tend to be smaller, and were founded by particular Christian denominations. The colleges and halls are close academic communities, which bring together students and researchers from different disciplines, cultures and countries. This helps to foster the outstanding research achievement that has made Oxford a leader in so many fields.

Documents

Project documents are held on the ERIS data sharing platform data.es.catapult.org.uk

West Oxfordshire LEAR
  • Deliverable D5 v1.0 - West Oxfordshire Local Energy System Representation Report.pdf
  • West Oxfordshire Area Map.png
  • Export_West Oxfordshire_v1_20190909_163257.xlsx

This document provides a representation of the local energy system in West Oxfordshire. This representation has been created by collating and processing data from a variety of sources and using in house modelling techniques. It gives an understanding of the buildings in the local area; their annual and peak energy demands and the energy networks that serve them. It also provides some information on the levels of employment and deprivation in the area. It is not expected that the information contained in this document exactly matches the items it reports on but, rather, provides a reasonable representation of them. A common methodology has been used to produce local energy system representations for all of the projects funded as part of the “Prospering from the Energy Revolution” Challenge Fund. It is intended that the representations of local energy systems this has generated are of sufficient quality that comparisons can be made between them. 


Topics: Digital Information, Local Energy Asset Representation,

Vale of White Horse LEAR
  • Deliverable D5 v1.0 - Vale of White Horse Local Energy System Representation Report.pdf
  • Vale of White Horse Area Map.png
  • Export_Vale of White Horse_v1_20190909_091822.xlsx

This document provides a representation of the local energy system in Vale of the White Horse. This representation has been created by collating and processing data from a variety of sources and using in house modelling techniques. It gives an understanding of the buildings in the local area; their annual and peak energy demands and the energy networks that serve them. It also provides some information on the levels of employment and deprivation in the area. It is not expected that the information contained in this document exactly matches the items it reports on but, rather, provides a reasonable representation of them. A common methodology has been used to produce local energy system representations for all of the projects funded as part of the “Prospering from the Energy Revolution” Challenge Fund. It is intended that the representations of local energy systems this has generated are of sufficient quality that comparisons can be made between them. 


Please note - this report contains restricted network operator data and cannot be shared publicly. Please contact ESC for further information.


Topics: Digital Information, Local Energy Asset Representation,

South Oxfordshire LEAR
  • Deliverable D5 v1.0 - South Oxfordshire Local Energy System Representation Report.pdf
  • South Oxfordshire_Area_Map.png
  • Export_South Oxfordshire_v1_20190902_145630.xlsx

This document provides a representation of the local energy system in South Oxfordshire. This representation has been created by collating and processing data from a variety of sources and using in house modelling techniques. It gives an understanding of the buildings in the local area; their annual and peak energy demands and the energy networks that serve them. It also provides some information on the levels of employment and deprivation in the area. It is not expected that the information contained in this document exactly matches the items it reports on but, rather, provides a reasonable representation of them. A common methodology has been used to produce local energy system representations for all of the projects funded as part of the “Prospering from the Energy Revolution” Challenge Fund. It is intended that the representations of local energy systems this has generated are of sufficient quality that comparisons can be made between them. 


Please note - this report contains restricted network operator data and cannot be shared publicly. Please contact ESC for further information.


Topics: Digital Information, Local Energy Asset Representation,

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