Dr Edward Owens, of the School of the Built Environment, recently gave a presentation on the ORIGIN research project at the Community Energy Scotland's annual conference in Glasgow.
The conference was attended by over 200 delegates from as far away as Prince Edward Island in Canada and ORIGIN attracted a lot of attention from participants. The research project has now entered its second year and the energy monitoring and control system has been installed in over 120 buildings in three participating communities in Portugal, Italy and Scotland.
The research team intend to demonstrate a significant increase in the local uptake of embedded electrical generation through the intelligent orchestration of energy demand to better synchronise with the availability of the three communities' renewables supply.
More information of the ORIGIN project can be found here