We were very pleased to be invited to FutureBuild 2022 to talk about GreenSCIES in the District Energy Pavilion under the title of ‘Leading Transformative Change: the role of Smart Local Energy Systems’.
Prof Graeme Maidment, London South Bank University, introduced the session on ‘Why Smart Local Energy Systems?’ setting the scene on the emissions challenge. This GreenSCIES approach could provide massive carbon and revenue savings. This has to be done in a planned way as part of our decarbonisation journey to 2050. If we do nothing, we will end up with many inefficient cooling systems, as temperatures rise in summer, while failing to address the scourge of fuel poverty in winter, with more than 10% of people unable to adequately heat their homes. To combat predicted growth in energy use, need a smarter energy system connecting renewables, heat and mobility with local trading, sharing, storage & control of energy.