Alison Halford and Charlie Ingram
23rd March 2023
Cyber-physical Advances in SLES:
Resource pack for school workshop participants
Young people are the generation most threatened by climate change, yet their voices are underrepresented in consultation on the challenges and solutions to deliver a sustainable, affordable and cleaner energy future.
An informed younger generation with the necessary understanding around Smart Local Energy Systems (SLES), energy digitisation and digitalisation is critical to generating a workforce and communities that aid UK’s transition to fair and just energy systems.
Drawing upon EnergyREV outputs on the opportunities and challenges of digitalisation of energy systems and SLES, researchers at Coventry University have created a toolkit to address a gap in school resources. Accompanied by a practical workshop and aimed at young people (16-19 years old), this toolkit offers:
- A simple overview of the current energy system and how SLES might provide solutions to shortfalls.
- An age-appropriate explanation of howCyberphysicalsystems, Machine Learning and digital architectures support the delivery and integration of SLES.
- Explores energy ethics, including an insight into an ‘energy utopia’: an idealised description of a just, fair energy system drawn from interviews with energy stakeholders.
- Signposting to EnergyREV resources generated from other insights and tools.
You can access the EDUL platform here: https://tinyurl.com/bpaufvy6