Multiple smart energy demonstrator projects launched across the UK


Four projects aimed at demonstrating that smart energy systems represent a viable option that can be successfully launched across the UK have officially announced by Energy and Clean Growth Minister Claire Perry, a recent news report has been able to suggest.

The £102.5 million Prospering from the Energy Revolution Challenge aims to provide cleaner, cheaper and more resilient energy through linking low carbon power, heating and transport technologies with energy storage and smart software to create intelligent local energy networks.

The government says the demonstrators will show how businesses can develop local energy approaches at scale, helping consumers and promoting economic growth.

One of the most interesting projects in this initiative, called the Smart Hub SLES in West Sussex, aims to integrate energy management across council housing, private residential properties, transport infrastructure and commercial properties.

Energy and Clean Growth Minister Claire Perry said: “We are at the start of a green revolution, as we move to more digital, data-driven smart systems that will bring us cleaner and cheaper energy.

“These projects, backed by government funding, are set to spark a transformation and change the way we interact with energy for the better as part of our modern Industrial Strategy.”

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