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27-metre large load to deliver new transformer for Energy Superhub Oxford

On Saturday 25 July, National Grid will use a 27-metre long lorry to deliver a new 90-ton, 5-metre wide, electricity transformer to the National Grid substation at…

23 July 2020

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Oxford to trial electric refuse collection vehicle to further zero emissions ambitions

Oxford is to trial its first all-electric refuse collection vehicle with backing from Energy Superhub Oxford (ESO). ODS, the City Council’s wholly owned company, is to trial…

22 July 2020

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ESO in conversation: Ed Porter, Invinity Energy Systems

At the heart of Energy Superhub Oxford is the largest hybrid battery ever built, helping make sure more of the electricity powering our lives comes from renewable…

09 July 2020

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Energy Superhub Oxford project sees installation of new electric vehicle chargers at ODS depot

A major milestone has been achieved in the Energy Superhub Oxford project, as the city sees the installation of the project’s first electric vehicle charging points. The…

09 July 2020

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ESO in conversation: Sam Hampton, Environmental Change Institute

For the first of a series of interviews with the people delivering ESO, we talked to Sam Hampton, post-doctoral researcher at the University of Oxford’s Environmental Change Institute (ECI) about his role, the human-side of energy, big-ticket batteries, beating gas, and life under lockdown! What does the ECI do and what does your job involve? The ECI was created in…

22 June 2020

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ESO webinar – 1 July

We’ve teamed up with Oxfordshire Greentech and B4 to host a webinar on ESO. Join us to hear directly from some of our project partners on the latest developments and what impact they hope the project will have, both here in Oxford, and further afield. Speakers will include: Tom Hayes, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Green Transport and Zero…

16 June 2020

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Stonewater and Kensa pilot smart city scheme

A local energy system demonstrator project aiming to evidence how ground source heat pumps with smart heating controls can reduce heating costs for residents, whilst also lowering…

16 June 2020

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Overcoming barriers to fleet electrification

Prior to lockdown Energy Superhub Oxford (ESO) partner, Pivot Power, and the Freight Transport Association (FTA) held a workshop to help Oxfordshire-based businesses overcome barriers to fleet…

19 May 2020

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A breath of fresh air

Innovative heating systems tackle climate change & air pollution According to current estimates by the UK Health Alliance, outdoor air pollution contributes to around 40,000 premature deaths, over…

11 May 2020

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