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CLNR: The Journal and Energy Spectrum showcase DEI’s pioneering project which hopes to cut energy costs and carbon footprints.

(11 June 2013)

Two new articles showcase the pioneering work being undertaken by Durham University and its partners in the Customer-Led Network Revolution and explore some of the early findings from the project.

Two new articles showcase the pioneering work being undertaken by Durham University and its partners in the Customer-Led Network Revolution and explore some of the early findings from the project.

Sparking a change’ (Michael Brown) in Newcastle Journal.

Northern Powergrid contemplates customer-led network revolution(Alison Forbes)in Cornwall Energy’s well respected ‘Energy Spectrum’ publication (page 18).

“The preliminary findings suggested that shifting electricity loads to align better with renewable energy production could play a part in the management of local electricity networks. Although the research is still preliminary, it revealed domestic customers are ready to embrace pricing models and technologies that could benefit the development of a low-carbon energy mix, if they stand to benefit from lower charges.” (Energy Spectrum)

The Customer-Led Network Revolution (CLNR) Project is the UK’s biggest smart grid project and at the forefront of the move towards a low-carbon economy. The project is led in partnership by Durham University, Northern Powergrid, British Gas, and EA Technology. It is hoped the project will provide guidance on how to meet the UK’s future energy needs via the deployment of smart grid technologies and help the industry ensure the UK’s networks are prepared for the introduction of low-carbon technologies.

Find more information on the CLNR project