Innovation Lab webinar series: Open LV 8th December 2020

08/12/2020 10:30am-12pm

As a partnership between Next Generation and Community Energy England, the Innovation Lab webinar series features innovative business models currently being explored within the energy sector.

The webinars will include a short presentation followed by an interview and a Q&A session. If you would like to submit a question for the Q&A session beforehand please email

In this month's instalment Bridget Newbery from the Centre for Sustainable Energy will be discussing the Open LV project.

Communities and businesses were invited to get involved in OpenLV, the groundbreaking project that made local electricity data openly available. The OpenLV project installed LV-CAP™ platforms in 80 Low Voltage (LV) distribution substations located in Western Power Distribution’s (WPD’s) licence areas – the Midlands, the South West and South Wales. The platform could ultimately be deployed across the GB electricity network. LV-CAP™ is an open software platform that can monitor substation performance and electricity demand. The platform was designed to provide monitoring and alert services, to enable network control and automation, integrate with third party products, host apps developed by third parties and provide benefits to local communities.

The project worked with seven community organisations to see how they could benefit from receiving data from their local substation. Each group had different objectives, specific to their community and location and these ambitions were facilitated by support and a web app developed by the Centre for Sustainable Energy.

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The Next Generation programme is funded by Power to Change, the organisation set up to grow and support community businesses in England. This series of webinars will showcase projects funded through the Next Generation Innovation Fund as well as other innovative projects from the wider community energy sector. For more information please see our website:

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