Flexitricity joins pioneering green power project

Published: 09 April 2019

An Edinburgh-based energy technology firm has been chosen to take part in a pioneering project alongside partners, including Honda, to help local communities tap into cheaper and greener power.

Flexitricity is working on the Smart Hub local energy scheme demonstrator, one of four projects to have been announced by UK energy minister Claire Perry. 

Flexible energy will be an essential element of the UK’s energy mix when carbon generation falls off the grid by the mid-2020s...

Neil O’Loughlin, Project Leader, Flexitricity

 

Flexitricity’s technology will be used to establish a virtual power plant which can monitor and respond to energy demand and generation in the local area.

Funding for the project has been awarded by UK Research and Innovation, the new organisation that brings together the UK Research Councils, Innovate UK and Research England.

Last year Flexitricity, which started at a kitchen table, celebrated its tenth anniversary of “smart grid” operations by announcing it had surpassed the £20 million mark in benefits for its customers...

Full story via The Scotsman News

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