Key technology components for local energy systems

Fund Name: Key technology components for local energy systems
Project Length: Must end by 31st March 2020
Project Value: Share of up to £3m
Deadline: 09/10/2019

Summary

UK Research and Innovation will invest up to £3 million in important technology components that can enhance the efficiency of local energy systems. These should deliver cleaner, cheaper energy services and create more prosperous and resilient communities across the UK.

Fund Details

Innovate UK  will fund innovations in these areas:

  • Applications for monitoring electricity and/or gas network hardware and software
  • Enhancing integration between local and national electricity networks, both electricity system operators (ESO) and distribution system operators (DSO)
  • Enhancing integration between local and national electricity markets (wholesale market, balancing mechanism and ancillary services)
  • Multi-site, real-time generation optimisation across multiple operators or aggregators
  • Enhancing the efficiency of heat networks
  • Heat and cold storage, especially inter-seasonal storage
  • Optimised vector coupling solutions: electricity, heat and transport
Eligibility

Your project’s total eligible costs must be between £100,000 and £500,000. It must:

  • be collaborative unless led by a micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME)
  • include at least one SME if led by a larger business
    start by 1 April 2020 and end by 31 March 2022
  • You must carry out your project work in the UK and intend to exploit the results from or in the UK

To lead a project you must be a UK based business of any size.

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