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Smart local energy systems: demonstrators

Funding details
Registration opens
08 May 2018, 00:00
Registration closes
25 Jul 2018, 12:00
25 Jul 2018, 12:00
up to £40 million
Innovate UK

Innovate UK, as part of UK Research and Innovation, will invest up to £40 million from the Prospering from the Energy Revolution Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund. This competition aims to invest in up to 3 world-leading practical smart energy systems demonstrators. These will include new business models that intelligently link supply, storage and demand patterns across power, heating and transport.

The result will be a dynamic energy system that can:

  • dramatically reduce whole system energy costs and emissions
  • transform services to users
  • improve efficiency, productivity and resilience
  • reduce environmental impacts


Projects must demonstrate new, smarter, local energy approaches at scale, which can:

  • provide cleaner, cheaper, more desirable energy services for the end user
  • lead to more prosperous and resilient communities
  • prove new business models that are suitable for investment and can grow and replicate in the 2020s
  • provide evidence on the impacts and efficiency of novel energy system approaches by the early 2020s

To help support businesses with this competition there will be a workshop held on the 21st May in London.

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