Smart local energy systems- concepts and designs

Fund Name: Smart local energy systems: concepts and designs
Project Length: Up to 6 months
Project Value: Share of £1.5M
Deadline: 25/07/2018

Smart local energy systems: concepts and designs.

UK Research and Innovation will invest up to £1.5 million to fund revolutionary concept and design studies for new, smarter approaches to local energy. These approaches must aim to provide cleaner, cheaper energy services for UK consumers in the 2020s while helping make communities more prosperous and resilient.

Designs must combine new and existing energy technologies with:

  • smart systems
  • new market and regulatory solutions, such as for energy trading
  • consumer engagement
Competition aims

By the early 2020s implementation of the concept or design should aim to:

  • reduce energy bills by at least 25%
  • reduce greenhouse gas emissions below fifth carbon budget (2028 to 2032) levels
  • give a world-leading consumer experience
  • produce high value local jobs and UK supply chain opportunities
  • create export opportunities for UK businesses
  • improve energy security at short and long timescales (from millisecond through to annual)
  • help make the UK resilient to technological, environmental, social, economic and wider changes
  • improve efficiency across the whole energy system
  • meet air quality targets
  • improve infrastructure productivity
  • create ways to test and scale up new technologies, business, regulatory or consumer models, speeding up industry growth

The best projects will be invited to develop their ideas further in a future competition as part of the Prospering from the Energy Revolution Programme.

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