Smart Energy Network Demonstrator - Keele University

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Sustainability is a priority at Keele University. Through the actions that it is taking, the University aims to become more energy self-sufficient with increased carbon saving, whilst also becoming a national research and development facility that undertakes world-leading research into environmental sustainability.

Based on Keele University’s privately-owned and operated utility networks (power, gas, heat, telecoms, water and waste-water), the University is developing Europe’s first ‘at scale’ multi-energy vector Smart Energy Network Demonstrator – a living laboratory where new low-carbon technologies and interventions can be researched, developed and tested in a real-world environment.

In order to achieve this, the University is working with businesses, graduates and academics to research and develop a wide range of smart energy innovations, from cross-vector technologies and updated approaches to demand side management, through to behavioural interventions, new approaches to low-carbon generation and storage, and revised contexts for regulatory or business models.

(The SEND programme (Ref: 32R16P00706) is part-funded by the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020 and from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). The Department for Communities and Local Government (and in London the intermediate body Greater London Authority) is the Managing Authority for European Regional Development Fund).