UKRI have just announced the launch of nine innovative digital energy data projects to join the Prospering From the Energy Revolution challenge family. Almost £1.3million has been awarded through the ‘Modernising Energy Data Applications phase 1’ competition.
The successful projects will demonstrate benefits to the users of local energy systems, provide scalable commercial opportunities and utilise Open Energy data architecture being developed through projects funded under the previous Modernising Energy Data Access competition.
Addressing the challenges faced by organisations and individuals to deliver net zero local energy systems, the projects will cover topics such as the optimal design of district heat energy networks, the simplification of integrating electric vehicles onto the grid and investigating the value of a Local Area Energy Planning (LAEP) Big Data Analysis.
Rob Saunders, challenge director for the Prospering From the Energy Revolution challenge, said: “Whether it’s industry, farming, investment or efficiency for people’s homes, there is a part to play for innovative technology that reduces energy usage for us all. We are now looking forward to helping these projects move to the next phase of bringing their solutions to life through testing and development of the ideas.”
The full blog can be accessed here: UKRI has today announced close to £1.3 million of new funding across nine innovative new digital energy data projects.