Orkney £28.5m energy system to create ‘smart energy island’

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The ReFLEX (Responsive Flexibility) Orkney project, worth £28.5m, has been launched to digitally link local electricity, transport, and heat networks into one controllable energy system

The project aims to create a ‘smart energy island’, demonstrating the energy system of the future, which will reduce and eventually eliminate the need for fossil fuels.

The project is funded by UKRI through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, and Heriot-Watt University is the only academic partner involved in the first phase.

Principal investigator at Heriot-Watt University, Professor David Flynn, said: “The only way to deliver an affordable, resilient and sustainable energy service to society is through an integrated whole systems approach.

Period5 Apr 2019

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  • TitleOrkney £28.5m energy system to create ‘smart energy island’
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletpbc today
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date5/04/19
    DescriptionThe ReFLEX (Responsive Flexibility) Orkney project, worth £28.5m, has been launched to digitally link local electricity, transport, and heat networks into one controllable energy system
    The project aims to create a ‘smart energy island’, demonstrating the energy system of the future, which will reduce and eventually eliminate the need for fossil fuels.
    The project is funded by UKRI through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, and Heriot-Watt University is the only academic partner involved in the first phase.
    Principal investigator at Heriot-Watt University, Professor David Flynn, said: “The only way to deliver an affordable, resilient and sustainable energy service to society is through an integrated whole systems approach.
    “To understand the complexities across our critical infrastructure and to deliver demonstrable solutions, such research must happen in communities. The Orkney community is a global leader in energy innovation and this project has the potential to deliver a global impact to our low carbon objectives and also provide UK companies and communities with first mover advantage.”
    URLhttps://www.pbctoday.co.uk/news/energy-news/orkney-smart-energy/55112/
    PersonsDavid Flynn

Keywords

  • Energy
  • Decarbonisation
  • digital