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With a rapidly growing economy, Oxford is a global centre for research, education and health, the base for a growing high-tech sector, a major tourist attraction, and home to a young, transient, and diverse population. Oxford City Council wants to build a world-class city for everyone, prioritising a vibrant and sustainable economy, housing needs, strong and active communities, and a clean and green Oxford.

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Pivot Power’s mission is to accelerate the UK’s transition to a lower carbon electricity and transport future by developing, funding and operating large battery storage projects connected directly to the transmission system and providing the electricity capacity for large-scale electric vehicle charging infrastructure throughout the UK.

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Habitat Energy provides optimisation and trading services for battery storage assets in the UK wholesale market. We combine real-time forecasting of market prices and volumes with an asset optimisation approach that together determine how the battery will operate to deliver the highest possible revenue. Assets are traded in short-term electricity markets as well as being optimised to achieve additional revenue from embedded benefits & ancillary services. Habitat Energy offers its clients end-to-end services including strategic optimisation support, physical dispatch, trade execution and full route-to-market access.

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Kensa Contracting is renowned for its innovative Ambient Shared Ground Loop Array systems deployed in social housing retrofits and social and private new build developments.

Offering unrivalled experience and expertise, Kensa Contracting delivers a complete solution including design, specification, project management, householder liaison, specialist sub-contractor supervision, equipment supply, commissioning, and support with access to subsidies.

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Invinity Energy Systems are experts in energy storage solutions and specialise in the design, manufacture, installation and operation of energy storage infrastructure which enable the global transition to smarter, low-carbon energy systems. Using patented vanadium redox flow technology to store energy in liquid, Invinity Energy System’s own energy storage machines can be run continually with no degradation: charging and discharging for over 25 years, matching the lifespan of renewable assets in on-grid, off-grid and weak-grid settings.

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The Environmental Change Institute was established in 1991 ‘to organize and promote interdisciplinary research on the nature, causes and impact of environmental change and to contribute to the development of management strategies for coping with future environmental change’.

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