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Workplan Key Inputs Who's doing this? Progress
A. Technical – energy a. Power, heat and gas flows in city and known patterns of change Joe
b. Current and future ‘local power generation’ levels and intermittency caused Joe
c. Electricity distribution system operational issues and expectations in ‘smarter’ system Joe
d. Opportunities for demand side response and reduction in the city (power and heat) Joe
e. Anticipated uses of smart energy data in future energy system management - what gets smart? Joe
f. Inventory of large discretionary loads in the city Joe
g. Storage technology development trends and potential opportunities Joe
B. Technical – data and IT a. IT, data handling, storage and analytics requirement for city-scale activity Josh
b. Data comms and opportunities for data capture within anticipated flows Josh
c. Smart meter functionality and consumer access device opportunities Nick
d. Using smart meter and energy data to improve energy management – tools and apps Nick
e. Integrating smart energy data and sensors and controls (‘internet of things’) – what’s in the pipeline and what benefits can it bring (energy and in other spheres – e.g. health)? Nick
f. Engagement with DNO and GDO to establish real-time data feeds at various network nodes (cf just smart meters) Josh
g. Use of local data to minimise search costs to target assistance on those who need it most. Josh
C. Commercial a. Value flows in energy system and in smart meter roll-out – scaled to ‘Bristol scale’ Zoe
b. Understanding markets where value is traded (balancing, capacity etc) Molly
c. Understanding value created by smarter energy response and management of system at city scale (and how that will change over time) Molly
d. Understanding potential financial value of using smart energy data in other services (e.g. health improvement – thermal safeguarding etc) Molly
e. Energy supplier smart meter roll-out plans and potential for securing integrated city-wide approach Karen
f. Potential business models for city-wide approach Molly
g. Innovation and research activities and funding sources for smart energy data/city development Molly
h. Investment requirements and potential sources Not being covered at this stage
D. Regulatory/policy a. Smart meter roll-out plans and timetable (incl. opportunities for involvement, data issues, support for vulnerable etc) Kate
b. Licensing of different roles in energy system (supply, distribution, meter operation, access to DCC etc) Kate
c. Opportunities to mandate ‘smartness’ in new developments and refurbishment Kate
d. ‘Space to experiment’ opportunities to operate outside full regulatory regime (Ofgem, DECC etc) – and what could be done Kate
e. Privacy (for both individuals and commercial interests) vs public good. Can data be anonymised while still retaining sufficient detail? Kate
E. Social/cultural a. Public perception and engagement issues Karen
b. Individual, community and business engagement and behaviour change opportunities Karen
c. Support needs of vulnerable households and approaches to local provision Karen
d. Communication and dissemination routes – audiences and narratives Kate
e. Interest of health and social care sectors and understanding of 'cold homes' link to health Kate

Challenges

Challenge Owner
1. Curbing energy waste and peak demand (which embeds a related challenge to use smart energy data to help manage network constraints) Zoe
2. Enhancing the value of low carbon electricity generated in or near the city (which links to a related challenge of improving local system balancing/power matching within city) Joe/ Rafiek
3. Using smart energy data and associated interventions to tackle cold homes/fuel poverty and the associated health and social challenges Karen/ Nick
4. Capturing the economic benefits of a smarter energy city for the city (i.e. its people and businesses) (incl. business/employment development, smart energy data/services ‘cluster’ etc) Simon
5. Developing city energy system understanding at fine grain to enhance planning and operational capabilities at city level. Josh
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