We’re live streaming from the Blue Zone at COP26 this Tuesday at 9:45am – join us!

We need both local action and global collaboration if we are going to stop run away climate change.  This Tuesday at COP26 three Project LEO partners, including Low Carbon Hub, are joining forces with organisations around the globe to announce a partnership to foster international collaboration on smart local energy grids. 

You can join us live for the launch of the International Community of Local Smart Grids, live-streamed from the UK Pavilion in the Blue zone at COP26.

[edit: this event has now happened, but you can catch up here].

Launching at COP26, the University of Oxford-led initiative will bring together electricity networks and the community energy sector from across the world to remove barriers to delivering net zero at a local level.

Other Founding Partners Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) DistributionAusgrid and the Enel Foundation have joined with the University of Oxford to launch the International Community for Local Smart Grids (ICLSG)Low Carbon Hub is the founding community member of the ICLSG. 

This initiative will see community energy groups and electricity networks share key learnings from innovation projects, facilitate discussions around challenges and support a collaborative transition to a decarbonised future. 

Barbara Hammond, our CEO will be in the blue zone at COP26 representing us at the launch. The inclusion of the Low Carbon Hub as a founder of the network really highlights the crucial role that communities, and community energy organisations, have to play in a successful transition to a zero carbon energy system. 

‘We are proud to be the founding community partner for this ground breaking partnership between electricity networks and communities around the world. Our involvement with SSEN and the University of Oxford in the UK smart energy demonstrator, Project LEO, has shown us how critical flexibility at the grid edge will be to achieving a just and fair transition to a zero carbon energy system.’

Barbara Hammond, CEO Low Carbon Hub

You can catch up on the whole session (45mins), chaired by Laura Sandys CBE, on the UK Pavilion here.