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Developing A Multi-Criteria Assessment Framework For Smart Local Energy SystemsDeveloping A Multi-Criteria Assessment Framework For Smart Local Energy Systems

EnergyREV
Updated a year ago
Smart local energy systems (SLES) are being developed to exploit digital technology and the Internet of Things to connect various energy vectors such as transport, heat and power through flexible energy supply, demand, and storage. They are expected to contribute to efforts towards resolving the energy trilemma of producing cleaner energy, at an affordable price, with acceptable energy security. SLES also have the potential to have wid...Smart local energy systems (SLES) are being developed to exploit digital technology and the Internet of Things to connect various energy vectors such as transport, heat and power through flexible energy supply, demand, a...

Policy & Regulatory Landscape Review SeriesPolicy & Regulatory Landscape Review Series

EnergyREV
Updated a year ago
This Working Paper is the first in a series that we will be producing as we review the current policy and regulatory landscape related to smart local energy systems in the UK. We are conducting this review in a series of ‘sprints’ each of which have a particular focus; this first report is a review of the policy and regulation related to electricity storage and electric vehicles. The aim of conducting this review in a series of sprints...This Working Paper is the first in a series that we will be producing as we review the current policy and regulatory landscape related to smart local energy systems in the UK. We are conducting this review in a series of...
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A framework for understanding and conceptualising smart local energy systemsA framework for understanding and conceptualising smart local energy systems

EnergyREV
Updated a year ago
As countries around the world embark on energy transitions to decarbonise their economies, decentralised and digitised solutions are an increasingly important part of the landscape – but what do these smart local energy systems (SLES) look like, and how will they deliver benefits? Understanding the delivery process for both system and societal benefits is critical to ensure the full value of SLES is unlocked. In the UK, this shift towa...As countries around the world embark on energy transitions to decarbonise their economies, decentralised and digitised solutions are an increasingly important part of the landscape – but what do these smart local energy ...
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Developing an organising framework - how do we create successful smart local energy systems?Developing an organising framework - how do we create successful smart local energy systems?

EnergyREV
Updated a year ago
While local energy is not a new concept, genuinely smart and local energy systems are still rare in the UK and other countries which have mature, centralised energy systems. Those in operation have come about under very specific circumstances and cannot simply be copied and pasted into other localities and either function or deliver the desired outcomes. There is no clear blueprint for what will work, for whom, under what circumstances,...While local energy is not a new concept, genuinely smart and local energy systems are still rare in the UK and other countries which have mature, centralised energy systems. Those in operation have come about under very ...
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Developing a research portal on smart local energy systems – introduction and backgroundDeveloping a research portal on smart local energy systems – introduction and background

EnergyREV
Updated a year ago
The new portal is an evolving database of research on SLES. It is currently in a spreadsheet format that will allow you to easily search and browse basic information on hundreds of research documents relevant to SLES. This is just the first stage: we will add summary details and easy-to-read syntheses of the best available evidence, as well as additional sources over the next few years. Ultimately, this will evolve into an online resour...The new portal is an evolving database of research on SLES. It is currently in a spreadsheet format that will allow you to easily search and browse basic information on hundreds of research documents relevant to SLES. Th...
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Policy And Regulatory Landscape Review Series: Working Paper 2Policy And Regulatory Landscape Review Series: Working Paper 2

EnergyREV
Updated a year ago
As our energy system undergoes a transition to a decarbonised, digitalised and decentralised one, it is vital that we understand how smart local energy systems (SLES) could provide a more efficient, safer and better experience all round. Our team are focused on understanding the policy, regulatory and market frameworks in which SLES in the UK can operate optimally in the future. In order to understand where (and whether) changes need t...As our energy system undergoes a transition to a decarbonised, digitalised and decentralised one, it is vital that we understand how smart local energy systems (SLES) could provide a more efficient, safer and better expe...

Early Insights Into System Impacts Of Smart Local Energy Systems Early Insights Into System Impacts Of Smart Local Energy Systems

EnergyREV
Updated a year ago
To assess the benefits of smart local energy systems (SLES) for the UK’s future low- or zero-carbon electricity system we modelled the flexibility released through SLES using our Whole-electricity System Investment Model (WeSIM). This has enabled us to directly quantify cost savings from SLES deployment. Assuming that SLES delivers an enhanced uptake of demand-side response (DSR), our modelling compares scenarios in 2030 and 2040 when t...To assess the benefits of smart local energy systems (SLES) for the UK’s future low- or zero-carbon electricity system we modelled the flexibility released through SLES using our Whole-electricity System Investment Model...

Net Zero Localities: Ambition And Value In UK Local Authority InvestmentNet Zero Localities: Ambition And Value In UK Local Authority Investment

EnergyREV
Updated a year ago
This Report discusses the multiple societal benefits and value of investing in UK localities and regions to meet net zero carbon objectives. It shows the major social returns from very affordable public investment. It outlines current Local Authority action on clean energy and energy saving, and considers changes needed for scaling up the contribution of local authorities to a net zero UK.This Report discusses the multiple societal benefits and value of investing in UK localities and regions to meet net zero carbon objectives. It shows the major social returns from very affordable public investment. It ou...

Early insights into the non optimal investment outcomes in the scale-up of smart local energy systems Early insights into the non optimal investment outcomes in the scale-up of smart local energy systems

EnergyREV
Updated a year ago
The scale-up of smart local energy systems (SLES) that combine renewable energy (RE) and smart technologies for system flexibility has been seen as a potential way to accelerate the energy transition to deep decarbonisation (Ford et al, 2019). In particular, a wider range of energy investors in local energy systems could boost the adoption of RE to decarbonise the power sector (Braunholtz-Speight et al, 2020; McInerney & Bunn, 2019). Al...The scale-up of smart local energy systems (SLES) that combine renewable energy (RE) and smart technologies for system flexibility has been seen as a potential way to accelerate the energy transition to deep decarbonisat...

Describing A Local Energy Business Sector In The United KingdomDescribing A Local Energy Business Sector In The United Kingdom

EnergyREV
Created a year ago
More localised energy businesses are developing in the UK, albeit slowly. Insight into the sector and its future potential requires both a clearer picture of its current structure and composition, and some shared definition criteria. Estimating how ‘local’ and ‘smart’ businesses are now can help support sustainable growth of a more local, and even smarter energy sector.More localised energy businesses are developing in the UK, albeit slowly. Insight into the sector and its future potential requires both a clearer picture of its current structure and composition, and some shared definit...