SSE has teamed up with service provider Bluestone Energy for a smart city project in the Thames Valley area. The project will look at the implementation of smarter renewable technology solutions to reduce energy costs, improve the resilience of supply and ‘future proof’ the energy supply for customers. It will use solar PV, battery storage, trading and EV hubs the companies said, to help ‘pioneer’ the conversion of existing cities. Nigel Jones, senior partner of Bluestone Energy, said this was a “very exciting and pivotal time” for the energy market, with the need to transition to a “smarter, cleaner and more resilient network” providing opportunities. SSE is involved in a number of smart city projects, including the £2 million Peterborough Integrated Renewables Infrastructure Project, which is being led by Peterborough Council. Announced in July, it is aiming to cut energy bills and provide green heat, electricity and transport.
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