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Bristol Smart Energy City Presentation - Simon Roberts


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Simon Roberts, Chief Executive at the Centre for Sustainable Energy explains Bristol's vision to be a Smart Energy City.

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Bristol Smart Energy City Presentation - Simon Roberts

  1. 1. Towards a smart energy city? Presentation to Bristol 2015 Go Green Event 1 July 2015 Simon Roberts OBE Chief Executive @cse_bristol
  2. 2. Outline • Our vision for Bristol Smart Energy City • The Collaboration and its purpose • What needs to be understood • The importance of scale and the public interest • Implications for policy – ‘in spite of’ or ‘because of’?
  3. 3. Our Smart Energy City ‘Vision’ By 2020, having taken an integrated approach to smart meter roll-out and city-wide data capture and analytics, Bristol will have a public-interest organisation orchestrating smart use, distribution and supply of heat and power across the city.
  4. 4. Opportunities for a ‘smart energy city’ • Curbing energy waste and peak demand • Enhancing the value of local distributed energy generation • Smart approaches to tackling fuel poverty • Stimulating & capturing the economic benefits of being smarter • Developing fine grain understanding of city energy system But what to do now (and next) to realise these?
  5. 5. The Collaboration • Linked to Bristol 2015, funded principally from ‘in kind’ • KPMG, DNV-GL, Arup, Bristol City Council (‘energy’ and ‘futures’) University of Bristol (computer science, electronic engineering, estates), Western Power Distribution, Knowle West Media Centre, Secure Group, Demand Logic, Bristol Is Open • Workshops on each ‘opportunity’ (including wider stakeholder involvement), shared analysis, plan-making • Comprehensive road map – or ‘navigational chart’ – by December 2015
  6. 6. Interlinked strands • Technical (energy) • Technical (IT and data) • Commercial • Regulatory/policy • Social/cultural
  7. 7. Outcomes • A detailed understanding of complex web of technical, commercial, regulatory, and social aspects involved • A clear sense of the skills, capabilities and facilities required across the city • A plan for how these might be viably established and how they might best be orchestrated
  8. 8. Size matters
  9. 9. Public interest matters too
  10. 10. Implications for policy and practice? • Engagement at city-level in smart meter roll-out plans – with whom and why? • More technical experiments or capacity building? • Regulatory and commercial frameworks for local ‘system services’ and potential to recover value created? • Opportunities for business energy consumer involvement in ‘experimental’ phases? • Others?
  11. 11. Thank you @cse_bristol