Delivering smart local energy systems

This article is for anyone interested in the huge potential of community energy or novel place-based energy systems. It will give an insight into the UK government’s Innovate UK “Prospering from the Energy Revolution” Programme (PFER) highlighting the challenges, how they can be delivered successfully, and what has been learnt from the Programme.

PFER programme funding finished on 31 March 2023. The programme demonstrated that it is possible to create smart, locally integrated energy systems that are cleaner, cost-effective, and beneficial for local citizens, businesses, organisations and communities. Projects took place across the UK, from Oxfordshire to the Orkney Islands and from Manchester to Milford Haven.

The programme found that by setting clear key performance indicators, expected benefits and SMART metrics (specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound) ensured a focused approach.

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