Kaluza is an intelligent energy platform able to connect and control millions of smart devices across people’s homes, such as electric vehicles, heaters and batteries. The machine learning platform introduces new flexibility into the energy system by optimising individual devices to use energy during off-peak hours, when costs and carbon are lower. An OVO Group company, Kaluza operates end-to-end, providing software, hardware and in-home installation services to a range of partners and is driving the global transition to a distributed and secure, zero-carbon grid.
Electron is a London-based energy technology company engaged in designing & building the digital infrastructure that will enable the transition to cheaper, cleaner power. They are developing near real-time marketplaces for curtailment and location based flexibility, alongside the underlying asset register that allows these markets to coexist and remain coordinated.
The Electron platform enables:
- Network & system operators: to manage the intermittency, congestion & power quality challenges presented by increasing renewable penetration;
- Asset owners, operators & traders: to access better price signals, additional revenue streams and opportunities to ‘stack’ those revenue streams;
- Retailers and aggregators: to develop differentiated service models for their customers and hedge risks with better granularity;
- Consumers to benefit from the lower system costs and carbon emissions that result from making better use of existing energy and network assets.
Founded in 2015, Electron is internationally recognised as a leader in its field, having been named a 2017 World Economic Forum “Technology Pioneer”, and recently a “Cleantech 100” company. Electron currently operates in three countries, working alongside utilities, regulators and other technology providers to bring flexibility and coordination to energy grids.
For more information on Electron please visit www.electron.org.uk
The Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is a ministerial department bringing together responsibilities for business, industrial strategy, science, innovation, energy, growth and climate change. This funding forms part of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s £505 million Energy Innovation Programme, which is dedicated to harnessing and rolling out cutting edge technology to fight climate change. Further details can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/funding-for-innovative-smart-energy-systems
About Community Energy Scotland (CES)
Community Energy Scotland is a Registered Scottish Charity (Charity No: SC039673) and a member based social enterprise with over 400 non-profit distributing community group members in Scotland. Our core aim is to strengthen and empower local communities by helping them to own, control and benefit from their local renewable energy resources, control and reduce their energy costs, regenerate their communities and play their part in the low carbon transition.
Community Energy Scotland believes that communities can become stronger, more self-reliant, and resilient, by generating their own energy and managing and using it efficiently. We provide support, education, finance and practical help to build social inclusion, and we are a voice for communities who want to act now for a more secure and sustainable energy future. CES’ work over the last 10 years has supported over 1000 communities and resulted in over 500 projects enabling community buildings and spaces, both small and commercial community owned generation assets and other new ground-breaking local energy system activities across Scotland, Europe and the wider world (esp. Sub-Saharan Africa).
Founded in 1976, CGI is among the largest independent IT and business consulting services firms in the world. With approximately 77,500 consultants and professionals across the globe, CGI delivers an end-to-end portfolio of capabilities, from strategic IT and business consulting to systems integration, managed IT and business process services and intellectual property solutions. CGI works with clients through a local relationship model complemented by a global delivery network that helps clients digitally transform their organizations and accelerate results. With Fiscal 2018 reported revenue of C$11.5 billion, CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB). Learn more at cgi.com
EDF in the UK is leading the transition to a cleaner, low emission electric future, tackling climate change and helping Britain reach net zero. It is the UK’s largest producer of low-carbon electricity, meeting around one-fifth of the country’s demand and supplying millions of customers with electricity and gas.
It generates low carbon electricity from eight nuclear power stations, more than thirty onshore wind farms and two offshore wind farms, and operates one of Britain’s biggest battery storage units, one gas and one coal power station, EV charge-points, and combined heat and power plants.
EDF is leading the UK’s nuclear renaissance with the construction of a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point C, and plans for new power stations at Sizewell C in Suffolk and Bradwell B in Essex. Hinkley Point C will provide low carbon electricity to meet 7% of UK demand. The project is already making a positive impact on the local and national economy as well as boosting skills and education.
EDF also invests in a range of low carbon technologies including renewables, solar and battery storage. The company’s largest offshore wind farm is currently being built in Scotland and the 450 MW Neart na Gaoithe project will be ready in 2023. It is applying research and development expertise to improve the performance of existing generation and developing the potential of new technologies.
EDF is helping its customers, both in business and at home, to join generation electric and take their first steps to sustainably powering their lives. Whether it is buying an electric car, generating and storing electricity or selling energy back to the grid – everyone is welcome. EDF is one of the largest suppliers to British business and a leading supplier of innovative energy solutions that are helping businesses become more energy independent. In addition, the company’s energy services business, Imtech, is one of the largest technical service providers in the UK and Ireland.
EDF in the UK is part of EDF Group, the world’s biggest electricity generator. In the UK, the company employs around 13,000 people at locations across England and Scotland.
ELEXON manages the Balancing and Settlement Code (BSC), which makes sure that payments for imbalances in wholesale electricity supply and demand are settled accurately. Find out more at www.elexon.co.uk
About Energy Systems Catapult
Energy Systems Catapult was set up to accelerate the transformation of the UK’s energy system and ensure UK businesses and consumers capture the opportunities of clean growth.
The Catapult is an independent, not-for-profit centre of excellence that bridges the gap between industry, government, academia and research. We take a whole-systems view of the energy sector, helping us to identify and address innovation priorities and market barriers, in order to decarbonise the energy system at the lowest cost.
We have more than 170 staﬀ based in Birmingham and Derby with a variety of technical, commercial and policy backgrounds. We work with innovators from companies of all sizes to develop, test and scale their ideas. We also collaborate with industry, academia and Government to overcome the systemic barriers of the current energy market to help unleash the potential of new products, services and value chains required to achieve the UK’s clean growth ambitions as set out in the Industrial Strategy. Find out more at https://es.catapult.org.uk/