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Span of new innovative projects planned for UK Smart Hub VPP

Data modelling, systems design, and detailed planning are all moving ahead at the £31 million Innovate SmartHubs Smart Local Energy Systems (SLES) virtual power plant (VPP) project in West Sussex county.
energy storage system

Gravitricity set to pilot new gravity-based energy storage technology

Edinburgh-based start-up Gravitricity has signed a land rental agreement with Forth Ports to build their first demonstrator on land within the Port of Leith. Works is set to begin on the £1 million ($1.22 million) project in October, with plans for operations to begin in December.
Fleet electrification

AI tech to drive electrification for global fleet operators

The EV Fleet-Centred Local Energy Systems (EFLES) project is aimed at optimising logistics companies’ growing electric vehicle (EV) fleets and demonstrating how smart charging can incentivise large fleet operators to go electric.
DNV GL

Applications welcome for £4 million in SMME funding

Innovate UK has announced £4 million in funding to be allocated to UK-based projects that can help decentralise the country’s energy future.

£25m in funding available to drive UK low-carbon vehicle tech

UK businesses with innovative research and development projects that can support the development and supply of zero-emission vehicles in the long term are being offered a share of £25 million in funding.
ev batteries

UK explores impact of gamification on consumer V2G interests

A UK pilot has been launched to test how gamification can be used to influence EV owners into using vehicle to grid technologies, ensuring...

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