An app developed by the Centre for Sustainable Energy has been deployed in 12 substations and is providing data to the seven community groups involved in the OpenLV trial. It is expected that further apps developed by businesses participating in the project will be deployed before the end of 2018.
OpenLV is a ground-breaking project that’s making local electricity data openly available for the first time ever, to benefit local communities and the wider energy industry. OpenLV is led by project partners Western Power Distribution and EA Technology. It is funded by Ofgem’s Network Innovation Competition.
Community organisations are currently getting a first look at the web-based app that has been developed by the Centre for Sustainable Energy. These community organisations are now in the process of calibrating how the app displays the data. They will use the data to facilitate a range of projects.
In addition to the community projects, there are 25 business and academic organisations participating in OpenLV including 17 businesses, 7 universities and a council. Some of these are developing apps, while others will receive near real-time or historic monthly data.
Bath and West Community Energy (BWCE)
Exeter Community Energy
Marshfield Energy Group
Owen Square Community Energy Initiative
Rooftop Housing Group
Tamar Energy Community
WHG Housing Association
Business & Academic organisations:
Egnida Group Ltd
Grid Edge Ltd
Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine
London Business School
Nortech Management Ltd
Orxa Grid Ltd
University of Bristol