Smart cities

More than 50% of humans now live in urban environments, but cities worldwide are experiencing infrastructure problems, poor air quality and high carbon footprints. However, distributed energy resources – including small-scale renewable generation, electricity storage, renewable heat and electrified and autonomous vehicles – are now sufficiently mature to positively affect these issues.

Pixie Energy is working to help deploy and connect these assets into a harmonious whole to benefit cities with better air quality, lower emissions, and reduced energy costs. 

Our services in the smart cities space

  • Flexible smarter electricity networks – At this training course our experts will clearly explain the industry-led developments too, and using case studies will set out the how local distribution network flexibility services can be accessed today and the scale of the opportunity in the future as the frameworks to move towards smarter and more flexible networks beds in.

Recent insight

The Urban Transport Group has released a report focusing on the connections that can be made on climate at the city region level between transport, energy and the built environment. The group, which represents seven strategic transport bodies in the West Midlands, issued its report on 14 November. 

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Vehicle-to-grid (V2G) is considered a step beyond smart charging, unlocking system benefits for a range of market participants. A recent study by Element Energy, Vehicle to Grid Britain, assesses the opportunities for V2G in a changing GB energy system for residential customers. 

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On 19 September, the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) published its latest figures on the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) Scheme. ECO was introduced by the government in 2013 and places an obligation on energy suppliers to deliver energy efficiency measures to domestic consumers – targeting fuel poor and vulnerable households in the UK. 

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In August, Energy Systems Catapult (ESC) published three insight papers as part of the Smart Systems and Heat Programme. The series is based upon tests undertaken in ESC’s Living Lab, a place where innovators can test new products, services and business models in up to 100 real-world homes. 

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This week, we look at a Committee on Climate Change (CCC) report by Element Energy and University College London published in August. The report assesses solutions to lower the UK’s hard-to-decarbonise housing stock emissions, focussing on reductions from space heating and hot water through heating technology upgrades and energy efficiency improvements. 

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