GreenSCIES 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 and also aims to support the Government’s ten point climate action plan for a green industrial revolution launched in November 2020.
The detailed design will provide a 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.
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.