Smart Systems and Heat
Domestic heating accounts for around 20% of total UK carbon emissions. So Energy Systems Catapult is delivering the UK’s largest smart, consumer-focused project aimed at overcoming the barriers to the decarbonisation of residential heat. Insights and Reports from Smart Systems and Heat Phase 2 (SSH2) will be released on Thursday 21st of March.
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SSH2 Insights: Smart Energy Services for Low Carbon Heat
Digital technology has the potential to make low carbon heat a better, more consumer-friendly option for all UK households. The Smart Systems and Heat (SSH) programme has focused on learning how to enable the market to deliver this.
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Energy Minister Claire Perry MP to deliver keynote at event: ‘Can smart technology help decarbonise the UK’s heat system?’
Minister of State for Energy and Clean Growth, Claire Perry MP, will deliver the keynote address at Energy System Catapult’s showcase event: ‘Can smart technology help decarbonise the UK’s heat system?’
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Bristol Energy first UK supplier to trial “heat as a service”
Bristol Energy has become the first energy supplier in the UK to trial selling ‘heat as a service’, rather than kilowatt hours (kWh). Working on the trial with Energy Systems Catapult in our Living Lab, Bristol Energy is offering households the chance to buy a ‘Heat Plan’ tailored to their individual home and lifestyle.
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Innovator Support: AirEx Technologies
London-based technology start-up, AirEx, have developed a smart ventilation control that uses sensors to monitor temperature, humidity and air quality in the home. Energy Systems Catapult has developed a Living Lab as part of the Smart Systems and Heat progreamme: a place where innovators can test new products, services and business models in up to 100 real-world homes connected to a cloud-based digital platform
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Apply for the Innovator Challenge: Smart Heating and Cooling
Our Innovator Support Platform's new Incubator and Accelerator has launched the first of two annual Innovator Challenges focused on creating a smart energy system. SMEs are invited to apply for the first challenge on Smart Heating and Cooling, which closes on Friday 5th April 2019 at 5pm.
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Innovator Support Platform
Energy Systems Catapult works with innovative companies of all sizes to develop, test and scale their ideas, products and services with tailored support to address systemic barriers, de-risk innovation, help businesses scale and secure investment. The three-tiered support, includes: Universal support available to all SMEs, Incubation support for selected SMEs, and Acceleration support to scale-up for high-impact potential SMEs.
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"In an age where data is transforming every area of our lives, from driving to dating, it’s only appropriate that we take a long hard look at what data means for energy customers, and how it can be used more effectively to lower energy bills."

Claire Perry MP, Minister of State for Energy and Clean Growth

Energy Data Taskforce
The Energy Data Taskforce has been created to advise government, regulators and industry on how to unlock value from data within the energy system to deliver greater competition, drive innovation in new products, services and business models, and ultimately produce a more efficient, cost-effective and that works for consumers.
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Once we harness energy data, what will our world look like? – by Dr Richard Dobson
Energy data has massive potential to transform many aspects of our lives. Issues which have been viewed as a weakness in the past – such as privacy, security and commercial risk – are now seen as a strength and innovators are getting more access to the data needed to create better outcomes for consumers. With greater availability of and access to high quality energy data, the sector will be able to reap the rewards of AI and data science.
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