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Heriot Watt University - Communities reap the rewards of locally-produced renewable energy thanks to smart technology

Hundreds of households have increased their use of local renewable energy by 20% thanks to a smart energy ‘hub’ that matches demand to availability.  Using this system supply can now be matched with demand, allowing communities to reap the rewards of renewable energy, especially where they own the power source.

Launched last November in three communities in Portugal, Italy and Scotland, the ORIGIN system - designed by a consortium of researchers led by Heriot-Watt University - has already had a positive impact in just six weeks.


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