Tackle fuel poverty by providing a reduction in energy costs
Deliver a blueprint for a resilient, smart, financially attractive and self-sustainable network
Deliver low environmental impact through reduced carbon emissions and improved air quality
Create a Centre of Excellence for innovation in local energy systems
What is GreenSCIES?
Green Smart Community Integrated Energy Systems
GreenSCIES will deliver a detailed design for a smart energy system that integrates new low carbon energy technologies across heat, power and mobility.
Innovative technical and business model approaches will be developed for the provision of smart energy systems that significantly reduce carbon emissions and result in significantly smaller bills for the consumer. The smart energy grid will also help provide affordable warmth and lower local pollution, with a clear path for replication elsewhere in the UK.
This will be a community-based project with wide stakeholder engagement including local residents and businesses but also with policy makers and replicators.
GreenSCIES is an entirely innovative ground-breaking project that will provide an investable low carbon scheme unique in the UK.
GreenSCIES community video
GreenSCIES is a revolutionary smart local energy system that aims to reduce carbon emissions and tackle fuel poverty across the London Borough of Islington. The project will help Islington Council achieve its ambition of being a net zero carbon borough by 2030.
In this short video, Cllr. Rowena Champion, executive member for the environment and transport at Islington Council, and Graeme Maidment, professor of heating and cooling at London South Bank University, explain how GreenSCIES builds on previous experience of heat networks and is being co-created with the local community.
GreenSCIES will deliver low-carbon heating, cooling and power to residents and businesses in Islington, while also helping to power the growing demand for electric vehicles. Smart control technologies optimise energy use across the network, reducing bills and tackling fuel poverty head-on.
GreenSCIES: the future of energy developing before our eyes.
How GreenSCIES works
The detailed design will provide an ultra-low 5th generation heat network with distributed low carbon heat pumps to supply heating/cooling using an ambient loop to exchange energy between buildings, enabling recovery of low-grade waste heat from data centres and the London Underground.
Each of the decentralised energy centres will provide hubs for photovoltaic (PV) electricity generation, electric vehicles and vehicle-to-grid charging/storage alongside large scale batteries. The hubs can then be used for Demand Side Response to flex with the electricity grid requirements/tariffs using a sophisticated artificial intelligence control system. This will be the first large smart energy system in the UK that integrates energy technologies across heat, power and transport, allowing widescale replication
View GreenSCIES blogs on other websites
GreenSCIES project Director, Graeme Maidment, has contributed a guest blog on the Government’s Innovate UK website. In his blog, he explains how the GreenSCIES project can support the Government’s ten point climate action plan for a green industrial revolution launched in November 2020.
Latest news & events
National Saturday Club Masterclass: Green Energy and the Street
GreenSCIES partner, Cullinan Studio, hosted an online National Saturday Club Masterclass for the Nottingham Trent University Club of 13-16 year old students.
Soft Market Testing
In February 2021 GreenSCIES undertook a Soft Market Testing exercise. The prospectus used for the test can still be downloaded from this page.
Islington Council highlights GreenSCIES in its landmark Net Zero Carbon vision
Islington Council has published two landmark strategy reports which outline how it can create a greener, healthier, fairer borough for all, including the contribution that GreenSCIES will make.
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