Enabling a smarter, more efficient energy system is a priority for government and in the Upgrading our energy system: smart systems and flexibility plan published in July 2017, the government committed up to £70 million to smart energy system innovation. Across government, Innovate UK, Research Councils, and BEIS expect to invest around £265 million in smart systems research, development, and demonstration. As part of this commitment, within the BEIS Energy Innovation Programme, BEIS expects to invest up to £70 million in the smart energy systems innovation theme.
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Kaluza and Bosch have successfully proven that electric vehicles (EVs) can be smart charged to meet the needs of the local grid via direct connection, by using a digital platform. The intelligent energy platform and the supplier of charging services combined their digital architecture, using it to remotely control the charge times of an EV in a recent trial. They were able to charge the vehicle when it was cheapest and greenest in a simulated grid ‘turndown’ scenario.
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