The UK Government has backed a new digital energy efficiency platform for SMEs to receive automated advice to save energy, in the same week that a smart homes project that uses AI technology on hot water systems to generate storage capacity and manage grid demand commenced. A new project is aiming to unlock the energy storage potential of hot water cylinders used in millions of UK homes for heating water to help balance energy grids. The USER Project won funding from the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) as part of the Domestic Demand Side Response (DSR) competition last year. The project is now rolling out smart hubs to 50 homes this month, with an aim to add an additional 300 homes by the end of the year. In related news, small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) in the UK look set to benefit from a new automated digital platform that has been backed by Government grants to improve business energy efficiency.
Edie 25th March 2020 read more »