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Empowering Community Energy?

With a 40 per cent rise in energy demand globally, there is a well reported urgency to generate more power. Whilst large-scale generation such as new nuclear and gas plants will play the biggest part in meeting these energy needs, another source which has been...

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Project Log: Spreading the word

As we kick off December and hurtle head long towards Christmas, what better time to take a step back and reflect on activity over the last few weeks...

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Project Perspectives: Q&A with Geoff Murphy, SP Energy Networks

SP Energy Networks (SPEN) is amongst the top four most innovative utilities companies in Europe, with innovation delivering an estimated £70m in customer benefits. Innovation is strongly embedded in its culture and the network is hungry to find ways of turning trials into practical applications...

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Q&A with Freddie Tilbrook from the Energy Innovation Centre

As Project Futurewave approaches the end of Phase 2, we caught up with Project Lead, Freddie Tilbrook, to reflect on the progress to date and what the future holds. How has Phase 2 gone? I’m confident it’s been a big success – in just five months we...

Project Log: Investing in the future

We reached a landmark stage in the project at this week’s workshop by putting forward the draft investment case for the next phase of Futurewave. The project team gathered to run through progress to date, highlights and learning points, and to talk through the proposed...

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Project Log: Looking to the future

It has been a week of progression for the Futurewave team as our focus turned to data and planning ahead for Phase 03 – the full platform build. A key driving motivation is making the user experience as seamless as possible for platform users. As part...

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Three lessons borrowed from Zopa

Learning from those who have gone before us – other organisations and other sectors – is integral to the ‘test and learn’ culture that we’re adopting on the Futurewave project. In an earlier post, we shared insights from Airbnb and here we take a look at...

Project Log: Reflect, regroup & refine

This week we reached a really exciting point in the project as the core team got together to reflect on our progress over the last eight weeks at an interactive workshop in London. The session was an opportunity for us to sit down together in the...

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Crossing the finishing line for the prototype

Today was a big day for the team as we ran the final live prototype demo of this phase of the project. Tom at Radical took us back through the Source It, Build It and Fund It areas of the site to highlight where gaps have...

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