Electric vehicle charging
We are planning to install up to 50 charging points at Redbridge Park & Ride for public use, including a combination of Ultra-rapid DC chargers and Fast AC Chargers catering for the full range of vehicles. Charging points have also been installed at several Oxford City Council Depots, including Horspath and Cowley, to charge the electric vehicles purchased for the fleet.Read more
Battery energy storage
Our hybrid battery will consist of 50MW of lithium-ion and 2MW of vanadium flow, provided by Wärtsilä and Invinity Energy Systems respectively. These will act as a single “hybrid” battery, gaining the best of both technologies to provide a range of services to the National Grid and to trade in the day-ahead, intraday and balancing mechanism markets.
Ground source heating
300 domestic heat pumps will work with shared ground arrays, drilled to a depth of 120m and will use new “shoebox” heat pumps, which can be discretely installed in individual properties. Smart controls will learn the heat profile of the user and optimise heating to deliver cost and carbon savings.Read more
Optimisation and trading engine
The Optimisation and Trading Engine (OTE) will use machine learning technology to forecast demand for power across the EV network and dispatch as required to the charge points. It will also gather real-time data from the energy markets and use this to trade energy to and from the battery, delivering revenues to support the operation of the EV network.Read more