SSE Enterprise has joined the launch of a project looking to create the largest smart city-wide energy system in the UK. The £2 million Peterborough Integrated Renewables Infrastructure Project is being led by Peterborough Council, with the aim to cut energy bills and provide green heat, electricity and transport. It brings together a local electricity network and heat network with energy generation and local demand, such as EV charge points. This, SSE said, unlocks efficiencies not deliverable under the existing siloed energy system, adding it is “particularly effective” in built up areas where the electricity network is constrained.
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Work to create the ‘UK’s largest’ city-wide smart energy system has gotten underway in Peterborough as part of a council-led scheme to cut household bills and CO2 emissions by connecting up low carbon electricity, heat networks and electric vehicle charge points. Jointly funded by the government’s UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) body and the private sector, work on the the Peterborough Integrated Renewables Project (PIRI) kicked off on Thursday is expected to slash the city’s energy bills by as much as a quarter.
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