RESO (West Midlands Regional Energy System Operator) - £3M, 24 months.
Lead partner West Midlands Combined Authority, Birmingham with Enzen Global Limited, Chaddenwych Services Ltd, University of Warwick, Western Power Distribution Plc, Cadent Gas Limited, Coventry City Council, Camirus Limited, University of Birmingham, Places in Common Limited.
Funder Innovate UK. Project completion 2019.
Vision: To create a cleaner, lower cost energy system for Coventry and the West Midlands region which maximises economic opportunities in clean growth and future mobility, and is driven by customers.
- Deliver local policy objectives, particularly energy cost and carbon targets set out by local authorities in response to the increasingly urgent climate emergencies recently declared across the country
- Detail a smart design for Coventry and demonstrate the relevance of the approach to the wider region by replicating the approach for East Birmingham and North Solihull
- Facilitate targeted smart energy system investment through a combination of strategic whole system design (investment planning) and close to real-time system optimisation
WMG Input: The University campus is being used as a living lab for data acquisition, technology insights and analysis, with significant input from estates too. WMG will be delivering engineering insights and data interpretation which will provide evidence on heat conversion to electricity methods and technologies.