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CLNR Newsletter Autumn 2013

As part of our commitment to keeping our valued stakeholders informed about the progress and results from the CLNR project we publish regular newsletters.

In this issue of our newsletter, Professor Phil Taylor, Director of the Newcastle Institute for Sustainability and academic lead on the CLNR project explains why a socio-technical approach is critical in the drive towards securing an economical, flexible and…

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Europe’s smartest washing machine lands in UK homes

Europe’s most intelligent washing machine, designed to help homeowners cut their energy bills and reduce the pressure on Britain’s electricity network, is to be trialled in the UK.

The Hotpoint Ariston Aqualtis, designed by Indesit, is being installed in 150…

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CLNR celebrates recruitment milestone

A leading UK energy project is celebrating a landmark milestone after successfully recruiting more than 12,000 customers to take part in a series of unique monitoring trials.

Thousands of homes and businesses across the Northeast and Yorkshire are taking part in the £54m Customer-Led Network Revolution (CLNR) project – the largest energy project of its type in the UK – and will have their electricity needs…

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Smart grid project tackles demand-side response

Public awareness of the squeeze on electric power capacity in the UK is growing as old generation plants are decommissioned without immediate replacement. At the same time, the wider uptake of low carbon technologies such as electric vehicles, solar…

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Solar users helping to shine light on future energy needs

Hundreds of customers with solar photovoltaic (PV) panels are taking part in trials for an innovative smart grid project aimed at paving the way towards a low carbon Britain.

Solar PV users across the North East of England and Yorkshire…

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Regional forum shares latest smart grid project findings

More than 60 guest gathered at Newcastle’s Centre for Life to learn about the latest findings from the UK’s biggest smart grid project.

Delegates who attended the Customer-Led Network Revolution (CLNR) project’s regional knowledge sharing forum included the industry regulator Ofgem,…

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CLNR Newsletter Spring 2013

As part of our commitment to keeping our valued stakeholders informed about the progress and results from the CLNR project we publish regular newsletters.

In this issue of our CLNR newsletter, we look at some of the early findings from the CLNR project in our ‘shape of things to come’ article. We cover some of the network technologies we are installing…

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£54m smart grid study partners with electric vehicle network

Trials will help manage increasing numbers of low carbon cars plugging in to Britain’s electricity supply

Britain’s largest ‘smart grid’ project has joined forces with an electric vehicle (EV) recharging network to monitor the impact EVs have on electricity networks and support the UK’s transition to a low carbon economy.

The £54m Customer-Led Network Revolution…

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Battery power gives low-carbon energy edge

Cutting-edge new electrical energy storage units are being installed in locations across the North East and Yorkshire as part of a multi-million pound project helping the UK to prepare for a greener future.

Led by Northern Powergrid, the electricity distribution…

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£54m smart grid project helps UK prepare for a greener future

The UK’s largest ‘smart grid’ project has completed the first stage of its research into electricity consumption after establishing a series of on-going trials with 12,000 customers.

The £54m Customer-Led Network Revolution (CLNR) project, part funded by Ofgem’s Low Carbon…

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