Powered Up January 2022 Session - Summary and useful resources
On 27 January 2022, we hosted the first Powered Up online session of the year, and we'd like to thank everyone who attended and joined in. We discussed a range of topics across the energy sector, and wanted to share a few of the conversations that took place, and some of the links that emerged.
We heard about the LETI Climate Emergency Retrofit Guide, and the Smart Energy Research Lab who are providing accredited UK academic researchers access to pseudo-anonymised energy consumption data.
Dr Kate Simpson’s github page was shared, providing links to a range of data that could help inform conversations about retrofit.
We also talked about the current skills and knowledge gap, across the UK and EU, for builders and those working in trade industries, and that this will be acting as a significant blocker to allowing the UK to retrofit the millions of houses needed for us to hit our net-zero goals. (Academic Paper: Transforming vocational education and training for nearly zero-energy building)
Other links that might be of interest from the conversation:
- National Network of Low Carbon Open Homes - no longer updated, but shows a template for something that could be replicated in geographic locations
- Assessing local costs and impacts of distributed solar PV using high resolution data from across Great Britain
- Supporting decision making for resilient net-zero infrastructure - Policy Paper from Leeds University
- Place Based Carbon Calculator - a visualisation (and underlying data) estimating the average carbon footprint per person for each LSOA in England from a consortium of universities and businesses
We also shared the work Open Innovations has been doing to assess UK Power Networks level of Open Energy Data Maturity and invited feedback on the framework we’re using.
We’re looking forward to seeing you at the next session which will be 21st April, when we’ll be asking some of our energy sector friends and sponsors to share some of the work they’ve been doing over the last year. Sign up directly or join our mailing list to be updated on all of our events and activities.
We’ve got a few ideas up our sleeves for who we’ll be inviting to talk at sessions across the remainder of the year, but do drop us an email if there is anyone in particular you’d like to hear from.