Applications to develop projects are now closed
The OpenLV project is making electricity data from the low voltage network ‘open access’ for the first time ever. This presents a great opportunity for smart thinking and innovation.
Community groups have been invited to come up with novel ideas for using this data, either in the form of an app or in any other way.
In the summer of 2017, we ran a survey to collect information and ideas from community groups who would be interested in participating in the project. This demonstrated that there is a wide range of interest from communities in WPD’s network area in participating in the project.
Please note that the application process closed on 22 January 2018.
Successful projects have now been assigned an experienced programmer to lead software development, along with community engagement support staff from the OpenLV team to support with designing and delivering any wider community engagement that the trials need to be successful. Projects have also received up to three LV-CAP™ monitoring units, installed and maintained for the duration of the trials.
The Community Groups that have been successful in applying to take part in the OpenLV project are as follows:
Bath and West Community Energy
Exeter Community Energy
Marshfield Energy Group
Owen Square Community Energy
Rooftop Housing Group
Tamar Energy Community
WHG Housing Association
Case studies coming very soon!