• Project LEO
    9 November 2023

    People’s Power Station 2.0: Developing a digital environment that creates value through Smart Community Energy Systems

    This report documents the ongoing development of the People’s Power Station 2.0(PPS2.0), a highly innovative digital environment that acts as an enabler for bothcreating and capturing value through a focus on Smart Community EnergySystems (SCES). The approach taken is based on the premise that greater overall value can becreated and distributed equitably when individuals, local…
  • Project LEO
    24 July 2023

    Designing Smart and Fair Neighbourhood Trials Ethically

    At its heart, Project LEO has been as much about social innovation and equity as technical learning, particularly in relation to our Smart and Fair Neighbourhoods (SFN). So it was vital that participants in these trials and the communities involved were managed and treated respectfully and ethically. This companion piece to our Learning from the…
  • Project LEO
    1 April 2023

    Project LEO Final Report: A digest of key learnings

    March 2023 saw the end of Project LEO, one of the UK’s most ambitious, wide-ranging and innovative energy trials. Over the four years since its launch, this collaborative project has conducted multiple trials, issued numerous reports and gained vital insight into how a smart and flexible energy system of the future could look like. The…
  • Project LEO
    28 March 2023

    Learning from the Smart and Fair Neighbourhood Trials

    “This paper reports on the learning we have actually achieved through the hyperlocal SFN trials, sets out the key messages from our learning and describes further work we would like to do to bring the concept to market through viable, valuable, ethical, repeatable and scalable business models. We are clear that much work remains to…
  • Project LEO
    20 February 2023

    Net Zero Rose Hill Local Roadmap Report

    This report focuses just on the key question of developing a local roadmap for Rose Hill. It does not set out to provide an evaluation of the whole SFN. This report is split into several sections. Firstly, it sets out the approach taken through Project LEO to the design of a net zero roadmap using…
  • Project LEO
    20 January 2022

    Low Carbon Hub Portfolio and Routes to Market

    This paper sets out how the Low Carbon Hub will build on technical assessments already done for its portfolio of Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) to learn about how the portfolio of projects can act as a single ‘Community of MPANs’ in delivering energy allocation and flexibility services. Low Carbon Hub will also learn about what…
  • Project LEO
    24 November 2021

    Whitepaper: Vision on the inclusion of small (under 7kW) flexibility from the grid edge and its role in Future Energy System

    As the UK focuses more on achieving its Net Zero targets, electrification of local and national infrastructures will bring many challenges and opportunities in all aspects of the energy system – societal, commercial, technical, and regulatory. The Future Energy Scenarios published by the Electricity System Operator (ESO) in 2021 (FES 2021) outlines three possible future…
  • Project LEO
    15 October 2021

    Community of MPANs

    This report introduces the concept of the ‘Community of MPANs’ a way for communities to work collectively at the ‘grid edge – where we use electricity in our homes and businesses – in order to aid the transition to a net zero energy system.  The Grid Edge will become the epicentre of the energy system in the future…
  • Project LEO
    14 January 2021

    Year one plug-in projects review

    During year 1 of Project LEO, the Low Carbon Hub has worked with its 43 existing projects and 17 new projects to form a pipeline of ‘Plug-in Projects’ (PiP) for Project LEO. This pipeline would: This document is a review of the first year of the plug-in projects. Click on the download to access the…
  • Project LEO
    18 November 2020

    Developing an ethical framework for local energy approaches

    This document is a staging post in a three-year process to develop and test a framework to support the ethical delivery of local energy trials and the design of equitable local energy offerings. The ethical framework will provide a set of tools and processes that can be used alongside others being developed as part of…