OpenLV has released the final video in a series of five, ‘Enabling Net Zero Aspirations’. Distributed intelligence in low voltage substations has the potential to be a key enabler to help net zero targets to be achieved, by opening up data from local electricity networks which can then be used to provide a range of benefits.

Ray Holland from Yealm Community Group explains on the video that an app which has been developed as part of the project can be used to demonstrate to the community that the local area, which includes two solar farms, could soon be carbon neutral in electricity use.

David Russell from EA Technology adds that if the technology trialled in the OpenLV project gets rolled out to the hundreds of thousands of low voltage substations in Britain, this has the potential be a key enabler for achieving net zero targets.

Other project participants who appear on the video include Paul Beck, Lucy Electric GridKey; Andrew Padmore, Egnida; Tony Kerr, Marshfield Energy Group, along with Sam Rossi Ashton, Western Power Distribution.

Watch the OpenLV Net Zero video here

The first webinar – taking place at 2pm on Tuesday 17 November – looks at ‘Electricity Networks & Distributed Intelligence’, when the technical benefits of distributed intelligence platforms will be explained, such as the LV-CAP™ technology trialled in this project. Click here to find out more and to register for the free webinar.

The second webinar, ‘Making LV Network Data Openly Available’, takes place at 2pm on Thursday 26 November 2020. This webinar will explain what happened when OpenLV offered the data from distributed intelligence LV-CAP™ platforms to community organisations, businesses and academia – what these disparate organisations wanted to do with the data available, and how they utilised it when they received it. Click here to find out more and to register for the free webinar.

OpenLV has also produced a Community Guidebook about using local electricity data – click here to download

All end of project materials are available here

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