AirEx has created a smart ventilation control – or put more simply – an intelligent airbrick, that uses sensors to monitor temperature, humidity and air quality in the home. Energy Systems Catapult is working with AirEx to support product validation and accelerate to market, including exploiting data from a trial in our Living Lab to support product development, business planning, and a larger scale trial.
The Living Lab has relaunched for innovation trials after undergoing significant improvements over the six-months of lockdown – including a new digital integration platform.
The Flexibly-Responsive Energy Delivery project, led by Evergreen Smart Power, is testing a software platform that provides Demand Side Response (DSR) by integrating and managing energy technologies in real time, reacting to grid conditions to increase or reduce their electricity consumption. This report summarises consumer insights on electric vehicle charging and DSR based on five participants from the FRED project.
The Flexibly-Responsive Energy Delivery project, led by Evergreen Smart Power, is testing a software platform that integrates and manages energy technologies in real time, reacting to grid conditions to increase or reduce their electricity consumption. Energy Systems Catapult is gathering insights about consumers’ expectations, understanding and experiences of this flexible approach to energy consumption.
This trial for the Energy Revolution Integration Service explored how smart heating controls may help vulnerable households afford the energy they need to be safe, healthy and comfortable.
Bristol Energy became the first energy supplier in the UK to sell ‘Heat as a Service’ – tailoring an offer based consumers’ individual home and lifestyle, rather than selling kilowatt hours of gas.
Baxi Heating UK trialled ‘Heat as a Service’ with households in our Living Lab, creating a proposition that bundled a new heating system together with energy for a fixed monthly price.
Energy Systems Catapult created a heat-as-a-service offering called a ‘Heat Plan’ – where instead of buying units of energy (kWh), consumers buy hours of warmth in their home – called ‘Warm Hours’.
Energy Systems Catapult has responded to a consultation by the Scottish Government seeking views on proposals to set a standard for energy efficiency and to make it mandatory for homeowners from 2024 onwards.
Innovative new ways of doing consumer insight research, pioneered of the past few years at Energy Systems Catapult are allowing us to tackle both age-old challenges and new ones thrown up by the current lockdown – allowing work to go on unhindered. Matt Lipson explains.
Scottish energy firm Biskit Controls has become the latest business to begin demonstrating an innovation in the Energy System Catapult’s 100-home Living Lab.
Kent-based software solutions provider SysMech has been chosen by Energy Systems Catapult to help develop a cloud-based digital platform for Living Lab 2.0.
This report details the findings of the 2018/19 Living Lab Winter Trial, where households were offered the chance to buy heat-as-a-service.