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Reference Number InnUK/101991/01
Title Built environment, energy, digital and transport
Status Completed
Energy Categories OTHER POWER and STORAGE TECHNOLOGIES(Energy storage) 100%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 50%;
Final stage Development and Demonstration 50%;
Science and Technology Fields PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Computer Science and Informatics) 50%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) 50%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Project Contact
No email address given
Graham Oakes Limited
Award Type Collaborative Research & Development
Funding Source Innovate-UK
Start Date 01 March 2015
End Date 31 August 2016
Duration 18 months
Total Grant Value £425,032
Industrial Sectors
Region North West
Programme Competition Call: 1401_CRD_SUST_LES - Localised energy systems. Activity Localised energy systems- a cross-sector approach
 
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , Graham Oakes Limited (26.858%)
  Other Investigator Project Contact , Sharp Laboratories of Europe Limited (25.309%)
Project Contact , Select Innovations Limited (12.705%)
Project Contact , University of Manchester School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (14.078%)
Project Contact , Tripod Software Limited (21.050%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , University of Manchester (0.000%)
Project Contact , Siemens plc (0.000%)
Project Contact , Tempus Energy Limited (0.000%)
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Objectives
Abstract Upside aims to build an ICT service that aggregates energy storage capacity in thousands of small devices and coordinates the charge/discharge cycles of these devices to create a coherent energy store that can be used to manage demand on the grid. By working with a wide range of devices (e.g. Uninterruptible Power Supplies, Electric Vehicles, battery storage systems for domestic solar arrays, heat pumps), we can build a significant energy store with very flexible operating characteristics. Our initial target is to build a 30MWh store from "spare" capacity in small (<50kW) UPS currently installed in the UK. Such a store can be made financially viable by offering it to National Grid's Fast Reserve scheme. By shifting demand from peak periods to times of higher renewable generation, such a store can also significantly reduce CO2 emissions associated with electricity generation. An initial prototype for Upside is being developed for the finals of the Nesta Dynamic Demand Challenge. This project will help us build a pilot-scale service with a novel, "pluggable" ICT architecture, develop new algorithms for coordinating additional classes of device, and explore emerging business models.Upside aims to build an ICT service that aggregates energy storage capacity in thousands of small devices and coordinates the charge/discharge cycles of these devices to create a coherent energy store that can be used to manage demand on the grid. By working with a wide range of devices (e.g. Uninterruptible Power Supplies, Electric Vehicles, battery storage systems for domestic solar arrays, heat pumps), we can build a significant energy store with very flexible operating characteristics. Our initial target is to build a 30MWh store from "spare" capacity in small (<50kW) UPS currently installed in the UK. Such a store can be made financially viable by offering it to National Grid's Fast Reserve scheme. By shifting demand from peak periods to times of higher renewable generation, such a store can also significantly reduce CO2 emissions associated with electricity generation. An initial prototype for Upside is being developed for the finals of the Nesta Dynamic Demand Challenge. This project will help us build a pilot-scale service with a novel, "pluggable" ICT architecture, develop new algorithms for coordinating additional classes of device, and explore emerging business models.Upside aims to build an ICT service that aggregates energy storage capacity in thousands of small devices and coordinates the charge/discharge cycles of these devices to create a coherent energy store that can be used to manage demand on the grid. By working with a wide range of devices (e.g. Uninterruptible Power Supplies, Electric Vehicles, battery storage systems for domestic solar arrays, heat pumps), we can build a significant energy store with very flexible operating characteristics. Our initial target is to build a 30MWh store from "spare" capacity in small (<50kW) UPS currently installed in the UK. Such a store can be made financially viable by offering it to National Grid's Fast Reserve scheme. By shifting demand from peak periods to times of higher renewable generation, such a store can also significantly reduce CO2 emissions associated with electricity generation. An initial prototype for Upside is being developed for the finals of the Nesta Dynamic Demand Challenge. This project will help us build a pilot-scale service with a novel, "pluggable" ICT architecture, develop new algorithms for coordinating additional classes of device, and explore emerging business models.Upside aims to build an ICT service that aggregates energy storage capacity in thousands of small devices and coordinates the charge/discharge cycles of these devices to create a coherent energy store that can be used to manage demand on the grid. By working with a wide range of devices (e.g. Uninterruptible Power Supplies, Electric Vehicles, battery storage systems for domestic solar arrays, heat pumps), we can build a significant energy store with very flexible operating characteristics. Our initial target is to build a 30MWh store from "spare" capacity in small (<50kW) UPS currently installed in the UK. Such a store can be made financially viable by offering it to National Grid's Fast Reserve scheme. By shifting demand from peak periods to times of higher renewable generation, such a store can also significantly reduce CO2 emissions associated with electricity generation. An initial prototype for Upside is being developed for the finals of the Nesta Dynamic Demand Challenge. This project will help us build a pilot-scale service with a novel, "pluggable" ICT architecture, develop new algorithms for coordinating additional classes of device, and explore emerging business models.Upside aims to build an ICT service that aggregates energy storage capacity in thousands of small devices and coordinates the charge/discharge cycles of these devices to create a coherent energy store that can be used to manage demand on the grid. By working with a wide range of devices (e.g. Uninterruptible Power Supplies, Electric Vehicles, battery storage systems for domestic solar arrays, heat pumps), we can build a significant energy store with very flexible operating characteristics. Our initial target is to build a 30MWh store from "spare" capacity in small (<50kW) UPS currently installed in the UK. Such a store can be made financially viable by offering it to National Grid's Fast Reserve scheme. By shifting demand from peak periods to times of higher renewable generation, such a store can also significantly reduce CO2 emissions associated with electricity generation. An initial prototype for Upside is being developed for the finals of the Nesta Dynamic Demand Challenge. This project will help us build a pilot-scale service with a novel, "pluggable" ICT architecture, develop new algorithms for coordinating additional classes of device, and explore emerging business models.Upside aims to build an ICT service that aggregates energy storage capacity in thousands of small devices and coordinates the charge/discharge cycles of these devices to create a coherent energy store that can be used to manage demand on the grid. By working with a wide range of devices (e.g. Uninterruptible Power Supplies, Electric Vehicles, battery storage systems for domestic solar arrays, heat pumps), we can build a significant energy store with very flexible operating characteristics. Our initial target is to build a 30MWh store from "spare" capacity in small (<50kW) UPS currently installed in the UK. Such a store can be made financially viable by offering it to National Grid's Fast Reserve scheme. By shifting demand from peak periods to times of higher renewable generation, such a store can also significantly reduce CO2 emissions associated with electricity generation. An initial prototype for Upside is being developed for the finals of the Nesta Dynamic Demand Challenge. This project will help us build a pilot-scale service with a novel, "pluggable" ICT architecture, develop new algorithms for coordinating additional classes of device, and explore emerging business models.Upside aims to build an ICT service that aggregates energy storage capacity in thousands of small devices and coordinates the charge/discharge cycles of these devices to create a coherent energy store that can be used to manage demand on the grid. By working with a wide range of devices (e.g. Uninterruptible Power Supplies, Electric Vehicles, battery storage systems for domestic solar arrays, heat pumps), we can build a significant energy store with very flexible operating characteristics. Our initial target is to build a 30MWh store from "spare" capacity in small (<50kW) UPS currently installed in the UK. Such a store can be made financially viable by offering it to National Grid's Fast Reserve scheme. By shifting demand from peak periods to times of higher renewable generation, such a store can also significantly reduce CO2 emissions associated with electricity generation. An initial prototype for Upside is being developed for the finals of the Nesta Dynamic Demand Challenge. This project will help us build a pilot-scale service with a novel, "pluggable" ICT architecture, develop new algorithms for coordinating additional classes of device, and explore emerging business models.Upside aims to build an ICT service that aggregates energy storage capacity in thousands of small devices and coordinates the charge/discharge cycles of these devices to create a coherent energy store that can be used to manage demand on the grid. By working with a wide range of devices (e.g. Uninterruptible Power Supplies, Electric Vehicles, battery storage systems for domestic solar arrays, heat pumps), we can build a significant energy store with very flexible operating characteristics. Our initial target is to build a 30MWh store from "spare" capacity in small (<50kW) UPS currently installed in the UK. Such a store can be made financially viable by offering it to National Grid's Fast Reserve scheme. By shifting demand from peak periods to times of higher renewable generation, such a store can also significantly reduce CO2 emissions associated with electricity generation. An initial prototype for Upside is being developed for the finals of the Nesta Dynamic Demand Challenge. This project will help us build a pilot-scale service with a novel, "pluggable" ICT architecture, develop new algorithms for coordinating additional classes of device, and explore emerging business models.
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