RED WoLF - Rethink Electricity Distribution Without Load Following


Project Summary

Addressing North-West Europe housing emissions, responsible for approximately 300 million tonnes of CO2/yr, is a key step to reach EU goals of sustainable growth and carbon reduction.

RED WoLF will increase renewables' usage and reduce CO2 emission for Homes with PhotoVoltaics without gas connection (PVHs from now on):
each of 100 new/existing PVHs, grouped in Pilots provided to RED WoLF by enterprises and Public Authorities (PAs) partners, will be endowed with a Hybrid Storage System (HSS). HSSs will merge batteries and cheap “Storage Heaters” (StHs). StHs provide domestic space heating on demand to individual rooms within 24 hr. HSSs will store houses' PV output and low-CO2 energy (wind/solar) drawn from the Power Grid at times of low demand. This will remove the generation-demand temporal mismatch currently hindering renewables growth: when demand is low on sunny/windy days, output of solar/wind-farms must be reduced. Every year, up to 6% of available wind energy cannot be gathered in North-West Euope, wasting the cleanest Grid electricity. Demand peaks at 120% of the daily average from approximately 6 to 9 AM and from 4 to 8 PM, when inefficient, CO2-intensive ”load-following” plants are activated to meet demand. PVHs generation is today exported to the Grid regardless of Grid’s needs, which exacerbates the generation-demand temporal mismatch as NWE installed PV capacity grows by 3 GW/yr.

The 100 Pilot PVHs will reduce CO2 emissions by 215 tonnes/yr.

RED WoLF Pilots will consist of 6 sets of either new-build or renovated PVHs, with HSS installation, in the United Kingdom, France and Ireland.

By the project's end, the HSS will be market-ready and will be adopted across the territories in the partnership. HSS will be included in policies and every-day business of RED WoLF partners, and will eventually be rolled out across the whole North-West Europe. A consortium will be founded to facilitate HSS adoption by stakeholders external to RED WoLF.

Project Partners

Lead partner

Organisation Contact name Address Email Website
Leeds Beckett University Giuseppe Colantuono Rosebowl, Woodhouse Lane
Leeds
LS1 3HE
United Kingdom
G.Colantuono@leedsbeckett.ac.uk www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk
Name Contact Name Email Country
Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council Dave Catherall dave.catherall@oldham.gov.uk United Kingdom
Institute of Technology, Sligo Stevie Donnelly donnelly.stevie@itsligo.ie Ireland
University of Lorraine Eric Rondeau eric.rondeau@univ-lorraine.fr France
Electricite de France Mihai Radulescu mihai.radulescu@edf.fr France
Wakefield and District Housing Limited Simon Gutteridge sgutteridge@wdh.co.uk United Kingdom
Tecnolec Paul Jacobs paul.jacobs@volta-org.be Belgium
National Union of Students of the United Kingdom Charlotte Bonner charlotte.bonner@nus.org.uk United Kingdom
ARGE SOLAR Laura Jörg joerg@argesolar-saar.de Germany
Neolia Aymeric Bugnot abugnot@neolia.fr France
Cork City Council Brian Cassidy brian_cassidy@corkcity.ie Ireland
Carbery Housing Association Jose Ospina jose@carberyhousing.eu Ireland
First Choice Homes Jamie Smith jamie.smith@fcho.co.uk United Kingdom
Campus de l’Espace Alexandre Le Goff Alexandre.legoff@groupe-ead.fr France

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May we introduce ourselves: We are the project partners of Interreg NWE RED WoLF.

From left to right:
Dave Catherall (PP, Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council, UK)*
Paul Jacobs (PP, Tecnolec, BE)
Charlotte Bonner (PP, National Union of Students of the United Kingdom, UK)
Inge Keymeulen (Project Officer, Interreg NWE)
Simon Gutteridge (PP, Wakefield and District Housing Limited, UK)
Jose Ospina (PP, Carbery Housing Association, IE)
Eric Rondeau (PP, University of Lorraine, FR)
Stevie Donnelly (PP, Institute of Technology, IE)
Brian Cassidy (PP, Cork City Council, IE)
Martin Stroleny (PP, Électricité de France, FR)
Laura Jörg (PP, Arge Solar, DE)
Giuseppe Colantuono (LP, Leeds Beckett University, UK)
Jamie Smith (PP, First Choice Homes, UK)

* PP = Project Partner
   LP = Lead Partner

In the expandable content boxes below, each project partner introduces the core business of their organisation, how it will contribute to the project's objective and its role as well as the expected results of the project.

Please do not hesitate to get in contact with us. We are pleased to share our experience with you.

On behalf of the RED WoLF project team
Laura Jörg

 

Leeds Beckett University (UK) - Lead Partner of RED WoLF

Contact person and interviewee

Mr. Giuseppe Colantuono
G.Colantuono@leedsbeckett.ac.uk
Tel. +44 (0)113 812 00001

Leeds Beckett University
City Campus, Leeds
LS1 3HE
United Kingdom
Tel. +44 (0)113 812 0000
https://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/

 

The core busines of the organisation

The core business of Leeds Beckett University is teaching (at undergraduate and postgraduate levels) and research. The University has over 28,000 students and 3,200 staff. It is estimated that £520 million of economic activity within the region is dependent on the university's teaching, research and other activities.

 

How will the organization contribute to the project objective and what is its role?

Leeds Beckett University is the lead partner of RED WoLF and will contribute by modeling energy systems and related environmental issues.

 

What kind of results does the organisation expect? How can other organisations/municipalities benefit from its experiences?

We expect to make an impact on the NWE territory by means of reducing CO2 emissions from homes and increasing the uptake of renewable energy, particularly the fraction of renewables which is curtailed due to lack of spot demand. We will improve knowledge and public awareness about energy storage in residential buildings and about peak electricity demand.

Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council (UK)

Contact person and interviewee

Mr. Dave Catherall
Dave.Catherall@oldham.gov.uk
Tel. +44 (0)161 770 5165

Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council
Civic Centre
West Street
Oldham, OL1 1UT

United Kingdom
Tel. +44 (0)161 770 3000
https://www.oldham.gov.uk/

 

The core business of the organization

Oldham Council is one of ten local authorities in the Greater Manchester city region. We are a public authority with responsibility for a range of activities including planning, housing provision and climate change policy.

 

How will the organization contribute to the project objective and what is its role?

Oldham Council leads for the whole of Greater Manchester in a number of areas relating to climate change and low carbon. Our role in RED WoLF is to work closely with our partners First Choice Homes to enable the delivery of the 20 pilot homes through provision of Council-owned land for building the new homes, together with providing the relevant planning permissions through due process. We will also have a dissemination role for the project results, engaging stakeholders across Greater Manchester and at the strategic city regional level.

 

What kind of results does the organisation expect? How can other organisations/municipalities benefit from its experiences?

We expect the project to develop a technical model showing how domestic homes can make the transition from fossil fuel to electrical heating, saving carbon in an affordable way for the householder. This technical model will be disseminated to the network of social housing providers across Greater Manchester, and the development of an “Oldham Code” for new homes in the borough using the model will help to inform the other nine local authorities in Greater Manchester. We will also feed in the learning from the project into Greater Manchester level strategies such as the 5-year Environment Plan, and the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework which sets a target of 2028 for all new developments to be carbon neutral. We will be working closely with our local Distribution Network Operator, Electricity North West, to demonstrate the RED WoLF model to be a robust model providing reliable heating for householders in a way which is compatible with the capabilities of the local electricity grid, providing confidence for housing developers.

Institute of Technology, Sligo (IE)

Contact person and interviewee

Mr. Stevie Donnelly
Donnelly.Stevie@itsligo.ie
Tel. +353 (0)89 60 40488

Institute of Technology, Sligo
Ash Lane
Sligo, F91 YW50
Ireland
admissions@itsligo.ie
Tel. +353 (0)71 91 55222
https://www.itsligo.ie/

 

The core business of the organization

The Institute of Technology, Sligo is a state-funded third-level educational institution comprising three faculties and twelve departments including a Research Dept.

 

How will the organization contribute to the project objective and what is its role?

IT Sligo will coordinate, manage and monitor the two Irish Pilots participating in RED WoLF; Cork City Council and Carbery Housing Association. IT Sligo will work with the RED WoLF partners to design, specify, procure and monitor the Photovoltaic, batteries and storage heaters installed in the Irish pilots.

 

What kind of results does the organisation expect? How can other organisations/municipalities benefit from its experiences?

We expect 30 no. homes to have installed the RED WoLF system that can deliver the required heat at an affordable cost while providing a valuable balancing resource for the integration of renewables onto the national electricity grid. IT Sligo works with over 60 no. Sustainable Energy Communities in Ireland and will be able to promote the successes of the RED WoLF project and eventual uptake.

University of Lorraine (FR)

Contact person and interviewee

Mr. Eric Rondeau
eric.rondeau@univ-lorraine.fr
Tel. +33 (0)6 84 17 08 71

Université de Lorraine
34 cours Léopold
CS 25233
54052 Nancy cedex
France
Tel. +33(0)3 54 50 54 00
https://www.univ-lorraine.fr/

 

The core business of the organization

Université de Lorraine (UL) is a higher education institution in France with more than 60.000 students.

Being the university of a whole region, Université de Lorraine is a major actor of its economic and social development, building on intercultural and intergeneration links, coordinating a regional research policy, and giving access to higher education to as many inhabitants as possible.

Université de Lorraine offers curricula in all fields of knowledge: sciences, health, technology, engineering sciences, human and social sciences, law, economy, management, arts, literature and language. A specific focus is given to crossovers between fields and skills, to help students develop their own pathway.

 

How will the organization contribute to the project objective and what is its role?

UL will lead the design of the software that will smartly drive electricity from protovoltaic and Grid to the Hybrid Storage System (HSS) thermal and electric reservoirs.

UL will provide expertise in green Information Technology. RED WoLF project is an excellent user case to assess new UL-developed methods based on analytic models, network simulation and experimental platforms for designing networks for renewable energy management. Results will be disseminated in scientific/teaching communities and in smart city projects.

The ability to predict and encourage novel usages in terms of energy consumption requires the development of new IT systems. Indeed, it is necessary to retrieve from the grids both internal information of the system (battery energy level, energy mix rate, energy needed – especially for peak consumption detection, carbon emission) and external information (weather, user behaviors, daily activities).

UL aims at (1) specifying such Information Systems. This covers the placement of smart sensors, the specification of the networking architecture, the communication availability and the representation of the information in the specific context of micro- and smart-grids for house, renewable energies and batteries. It is expected to analyze such communication architectures that support local distributed storage (e.g., using blockchain-like technologies), and not anymore centralized topologies.
To address performance issues in RED WoLF, UL is going to (2) assess the Quality of Service offered by the network in terms of delay, reliability and security, while taking into consideration (i) the implemented communication technologies (wire, wireless), (ii) scalability issues (e.g., when seeking to interconnect a number of houses in a micro-grid), (iii) application specifications and constraints for transporting or sharing energy (both from a quantitative and qualitative point of view).

UL will be the main force in designing the HSS's smart driver, the software governing the HSS storage system, deciding the optimum time to draw Grid electricity and the share of it to be directed to either electric or thermal storage. The transnational challenge posed by RED WoLF will be solved by means of designing a smart driver adaptable to the local conditions, from demand pattern to the energy mix available on the local Grid.

 

What kind of results does the organisation expect? How can other organisations/municipalities benefit from its experiences?

UL expects to develop digital solutions to mitigate carbon emitted by houses in considering its impact on environment (Greening by ICT) via the deployment of energy efficient software algorithms (Greening of ICT). UL expects active participation of Master students in the RED WoLF project through Masters research projects, and coursework on sustainable computing, networking, and ICT environmental audits.

Électricité de France (FR)

Contact person and interviewee

Mihai Radulescu
mihai.radulescu@edf.fr
Tel. +33 (0)1 60 73 72 88


EDF - R&D - Département TREE
Site des Renardières - Ecuelles
77818 Moret-sur-Loing
France
https://www.edf.fr/en/meta-home
Tel. +33 (0)1 40 42 22 22

 

The core business of the organization

As a global leader in low-carbon energy, the EDF Group covers every sector of expertise, from generation to trading and transmission grids. EDF builds on the expertise of its people, its R&D and engineering skills, its experience as a leading industry operator and the attentive support of its customers to deliver competitive solutions that successfully reconcile economic growth with climate protection.

The EDF Department of Technologies and Research for Energy Efficiency (TREE) supports the development of EDF SA and its subsidiaries, both in France and abroad, by promoting reasoned uses of energy. It builds innovative and customised technical solutions and services, for all of its customers, in the area of energy optimisation and environment.

The research areas are highly varied and include energy efficiency in industry, buildings and territories, improving the safety and performance of the generation fleet, reliability and future of electricity networks, and more.

 

How will the organization contribute to the project objective and what is its role?

In RED WoLF, EDF is playing an important role in the monitoring of two demo sites. One in Vernon and the other in Montbeliard surroundings, both with on-site PV and electrical storage.

 

What kind of results does the organisation expect? How can other organisations/municipalities benefit from its experiences?

  • System architecture and control to best use the PV electricity and storage capacity of the batteries.
  • Annual PV yield and client’s comfort.
  • Business feasibility depending on the housing type.
Wakefield and District Housing Limited (UK)

Contact person and interviewee

Mr. Simon Gutteridge
sgutteridge@wdh.co.uk
Tel. +44 (0)19777 24409

Wakefield and District Housing Limited
Merefield House
Whistler Drive
Castleford
WF10 5HX
United Kingdom
Tel. +44 (0)345 8 507 507 
https://www.wdh.co.uk/

 

The core business of the organization

WDH is a social landlord, homebuilder, and not for profit business, providing homes and support services to a broad range of customers and reinvests commercial profits to deliver social impacts for tenants.

WDH has over 31,000 properties but is much more than bricks and mortar, delivering excellent customer service and creating confident communities. Also, as a responsible, sustainable business, WDH is committed to improving energy efficiency, alleviating fuel poverty and reducing carbon emissions. Through its Sustainability Plan, WDH has set ambitious targets to support this commitment.

 

How will the organization contribute to the project objective and what is its role?

WDH will be contributing to RED WoLF as one of the pilot projects. In total, 18 properties will be participating in the project, receiving measures including electric storage heaters, solar photovoltaic (PV) and battery storage technology. The properties will subsequently be monitored by Leeds Beckett University.

 

What kind of results does the organisation expect? How can other organisations/municipalities benefit from its experiences?

WDH’s involvement in RED WoLF will provide valuable insight in to how this configuration of measures performs in-use, acting as a demonstrator. In the longer term it is hoped that the project will inform future activities, both within WDH and, more broadly, within the housing sector. In doing so, this will support the transition to a low carbon economy and help tackle fuel poverty.

 

Volta (former "Tecnolec") (BE)

Contact person and interviewee

Paul Jacobs
Paul.Jacobs@volta-org.be
Tel. +32 (0)2 431 05 87

The core business of the organization

Volta ("Tecnolec" until December 31st 2018) is the knowledge centre of the electrical contractors in Belgium. We monitor new technologies in the electrical sector, we give the answer on technical questions of the installers, we develop trainings for them and we have close contacts with schools that deliver personnel for our sector.

 

How will the organization contribute to the project objective and what is its role?

Together with other partners we will give technical support in order to make good technical decisions in the pilots. But our main contribution will be the development of an E-Learning regarding thermal and electrical storage for the electrical installers in NWE. Moreover we will organise information sessions for electrical installers to share the results and insights of this project.

 

What kind of results does the organisation expect? How can other organisations/municipalities benefit from its experiences?

We expect to increase the percentage of self-consumption of locally produced renewable energy by using more thermal and electrical storage. This will have positive impact on peak demand. By means of the E-Learning module we will increase the knowledge of electrical installers regarding these technologies which are relatively new.

 

National Union of Students of the United Kingdom (UK)

Contact person and interviewee

Ms. Charlotte Bonner
Charlotte.Bonner@nus.org.uk

National Union of Students of the United Kingdom (NUS-UK)
Ian King House, Snape Road
Macclesfield
SK10 2NZ
United Kingdom
Tel. +44 (0)300 303 8602
www.nus.org.uk/sustainability

 

The core business of the organization

NUS-UK champions students to shape education, and create a fairer and more prosperous society for everyone.

Our sustainability team is working on the RED WoLF project. They work to ensure all students leave their education with the knowledge, skills and understanding required to make the world a better place. They do this with a mix of campaigning and advocacy work, behaviour change and campus transformation programmes, curriculum reform and insight.

 

How will the organization contribute to the project objective and what is its role?

Our role in Red Wolf is to facilitate student engagement with the project, providing action based learning opportunities for students as well as more general awareness raising. Step one will be developing a strategy but you can expect student research helping understand impacts and student placements helping implement pilots and some materials for relevant campaigns and courses about the pilot so students can really engage with the project.

 

What kind of results does the organisation expect? How can other organisations/municipalities benefit from its experiences?

We’ll be monitoring impacts on both the projects and students involved and will report on results as we go along. We hope to see the projects’ enhanced and students developing their understanding of sustainability issues and skills relating to sustainability in practice. Other organisations will be able to replicate the provision of excellent learning opportunities for students whilst enhancing their work and will benefit from a shared learning experience – we’ll report on the good, the bad and the ugly!

ARGE SOLAR (DE)

Contact person and interviewee

Ms. Laura Jörg
joerg@argesolar-saar.de
Tel. +49 (0) 681 99 88 4 302

ARGE SOLAR e.V.
Consulting for Energy and Environment
Altenkesseler Straße 17 / B5
InnovationsCampus Saar
66115 Saarbruecken
Germany
Tel. +49 (0) 681 99 88 4 0
www.argesolar-saar.de 

 

The core business of the organisation

ARGE SOLAR is a non-profit association that provides neutral and competent information, advice and training to citizens, businesses and municipalities in the Franco German border-region in the field of renewable energies, energy saving, energy efficiency and funding programmes.

Founded as consortium in 1989 and transformed into a non-profit association in 1992, ARGE SOLAR brings together 24 active members (energy suppliers of the federal state of Saarland in Germany) and many associate members such as the Ministry for Economic Affairs, Labour, Energy and Traffic, the University of Applied Sciences (htw saar) or Saarland University (UdS). Furthermore, it is a member of the Federation of German energy- and climate protection agencies (eaD) since 2009.

 

How will the organization contribute to the project objective and what is its role?

ARGE SOLAR will manage the Interreg NWE RED WoLF project website, support the organisation of events, promotial materials and social media on behalf of RED WoLF. Furthermore, ARGE SOLAR will exert an influence through their network to promote RED WoLF solutions and best practices by addressing public authorities, developers and others, and will look for synergies (sharing associated partners, stakeholders, and planning common strategies) with other stakeholders e.g. EU projects lowering CO2.

 

What kind of results does the organisation expect? How can other organisations/municipalities benefit from its experiences?

ARGE SOLAR expects to gain further information about sector coupling in order to dessiminate new technological solutions in this kind of field for individuals, companies, municipalities and other organisations.

ARGE SOLAR will facilitate the exchange of knowledge and the development of business models for RED WoLF with focus on the German state of Saarland and the Greater Region.

Néolia (FR)

Contact person and interviewee

Aymeric Bugnot
abugnot@neolia.fr
Tel. +33 381315327

Néolia
24B, rue Sous la Chaux
25201 Montbéliard Cedex
France
http://www.neolia.fr/

 

The core business of the organization

Néolia is one of the largest social housing company in France. Sustainability is key in Néolia’s strategy. Favouring renewable electricity while reducing customer bills and increasing inhabitants satisfaction appears as an obvious development track for Néolia.

 

How will the organization contribute to the project objective and what is its role?

Néolia Pilot is targeting the residential sector, more specifically social housing. A set of 14 houses have been selected for the RED WoLF project.

  • 4 houses (2 units of 3 bedrooms 84 m² each, and 2 units of 4 bedrooms 96 m² each) built in 2000 are located in VANDONCOURt (see map).
  • The other 10 houses were built in 2002, located in MONTENOIS, which are 3 bedrooms units 85 m² each.

These are semi-detached houses with garden and garage.

Houses are today heated with usual electric heater. These will be replaced with a system made of: PV panels on each roof, electric heater with electric storage embedded in each heater, as well as a centralized battery. The ambition is to charge batteries with PV electricity during the day and use the stored electricity to power the heaters in the evening and at night. Thanks to other partners, smart energy management strategies will be implemented and tested to assess the best algorithms to maximum the use of renewable electricity sources.

Néolia is intending to work with partner EDF to assess the RED WoLF solutions through a meaningful monitoring of performances.

 

What kind of results does the organisation expect? How can other organisations/municipalities benefit from its experiences?

What is planned in the RED WoLF project appears to be innovative, a 1st of its kind for Néolia and for sure a 1st of its kind in the Franche Comté Region.

Cork City Council (IE)

Contact person and interviewee

Brian Cassidy
brian_cassidy@corkcity.ie
Tel. +353 (0)21 496 6222

Cork City Council
City Hall, Anglesea Street
Cork

T12 T997
Ireland
Tel. +353 (0)21 492 4000
https://www.corkcity.ie/en/

 

The core business of the organization

Cork City Council is the local authority for the City of Cork. In June 2019 the city boundary was extended so that the administrative area went from 37 km2 to 127 km2. The population of the new city area will be 212,000 people. Cork City Council is responsible for providing and maintaining the social housing stock within its administrative area. The housing stock currently numbers 10,000 units and is growing. The Council is a signatory to the Covenant of Mayors and is committed to reaching its targets under the Paris Accord whilst also allowing the city to grow. Last year the city published it Sustainabile Energy Climate Action Plan (SECAP).

With assistance from the European Regional Development Fund, the Southern Regional Assembly in Ireland and the Department of Housing Planning and Local Government, Cork City Council has commenced an ambitious plan to improve the energy efficiency of its social housing stock. Approximately 50% of the stock was built prior to 1970, and so is of single wall construction.

Participation in RED WOLF will enable the city council to expand the range of heating systems available to its tenants as well as reducing their carbon footprint and energy costs.

 

How will the organization contribute to the project objective and what is its role?

Cork City Council will contribute to the project by making available ten of its occupied properties that are either in need of central heating or a central heating upgrade, into which the equipment for the RED WOLF system will be installed and monitored as required for the project.

 

What kind of results does the organisation expect? How can other organisations/municipalities benefit from its experiences?

Based on the literature Cork City Council expects that the project will result in reduced carbon footprint, better photovoltaic (PV) output utilisation, reduced electricity and heating bills. With increasing scale the council expects the unit costs to reduce over time. Other municipalities will benefit from this project as it will provide an additional heating and electricity offering for low income households at a price similar to or below existing systems. It will also reduce the the municipalities carbon footprint.

Carbery Housing Association (IE)

Contact person and interviewee

José Ospina
redwolf@carberyhousing.eu
Tel. +353 (0)28 21890

Carbery Housing Association
The Wooden House
Rossnagoose
Skibbereen
Co. Cork
P81 RD83
Tel. +353 (0)28 21890
office@carberyhousing.eu
http://www.carberyhousing.eu



The core business of the organization

Carbery Housing Association (CHA) CLG is a non-profit company with charitable status and an Approved Housing Body (AHB) for the development and management of social houisng in Ireland. The Association currently operates in Cork City and County. The core business of CHA is the provision of housing and associated amenities for a range of groups that are excluded from the housing market, on the basis of partnership with local authorities and community associations, and aiming at a high level of energy efficiency and sustainability. The principal activity of the Association at present is the purchase of homes where families are unable to meet mortgage repayments, in order avoid their repossession and eviction and to keep the families housed as social tenants at affordable social rents. The Association is in the process of purchasing 35 houses as part of the Mortgages to Rent government programme.  



How will the organization contribute to the project objective and what is its role?

CHA is committed to achieving a high level of energy efficiency and sustainability in its housing stock. This is partly for environmental reasons and to combat climate change, but also to combat "fuel poverty" among its tenants. Many of its tenants are at risk of "fuel poverty" and find it difficult to meet heating and energy costs, partly due to the lack of energy efficiency of existing homes, but also the current costs of heating and electricity. Most existing properties are dependent on solid fuel or gas for heating, and existing dwellings represent one of the main sources of Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GHG) in Ireland. CHA, with the help of national retrofitting programmes such as the Warmer Homes Scheme, is already providing core retrofitting to some of its homes, and has also installed a pilot Energy Monitoring System in some homes to better understand how energy is used in existing social homes. In RED WoLF, CHA will make over 22 of its properties as a pilot for the proposed photovoltaics, storage and smart meter system, proving key information to the project on the feasibility of the RED WoLF system for meeting the energy needs of existing housing. Also, CHA's properties ere dispersed throughout the City and County, collecting a large diversity of house types, locations (both urban and rural) and household profiles. 



What kind of results does the organisation expect? How can other organisations/municipalities benefit from its experiences?

Through RED WoLF, CHA expects to demonstrate how renewable energy can be generated and stored sustainably by individual households, providing a viable alternative to fossil fules and fossil based energy sources such as gas, coal and peat. CHA also aims to show how this integration of renewables and storage can be financially viable and accessible to even small social housing providers. Since its inception, CHA has defined itself as a social houisng association committed to sustainable energy. Thanks to RED WoLF, CHA intends to move from small and marginal actions, to a major substitution of fossil fuel dependency in its homes, to primary use of renewables. CHA will share this example and results widely with other social housing providers and local authoirties, aiming to create a singnificant groundswell in favoiur of integrated renewables. 

First Choice Homes (UK)

Contact person and interviewee

Mr. Jamie Smith
Jamie.Smith@fcho.co.uk
Tel. +44 0161 393 5416

First Choice Homes
First Place
22 Union Street
OL1 1BE
Oldham
United Kingdom
https://www.fcho.co.uk/



The core business of the organization

First Choice Homes Oldham (FCHO) is a not-for-profit housing association based in the Oldham area of Greater Manchester that looks after 11,500 homes. It was originally an arms-length management organisation (ALMO) for Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council (OMBC) but underwent a stock transfer in 2011.


How will the organization contribute to the project objective and what is its role?

FCHO working in partnership with OMBC will contribute to the project by installing and monitoring the RED WoLF system in twenty newly built properties that will start construction in the summer of 2019.


What kind of results does the organisation expect? How can other organisations/municipalities benefit from its experiences?

Through RED WoLF FCHO expects to demonstrate how renewable energy can be generated and stored sustainably by individual households, providing a viable alternative to fossil fuels. This project fits strongly with FCHO climate change strategy making cutting edge low carbon homes available to social tenants, helping to address fuel poverty.

Campus de l´Espace

Contact person and interviewee

Mr. Alexandre Le Goff
Alexandre.legoff@groupe-ead.fr
Tel. +33 (0)6 85 99 20 93

Campus de l'Espace
1 Avenue Hubert Curien
CS 30802
27207 Vernon Cedex
France
Tel. +33 (0)2 32 31 99 98
accueil@groupe-ead.fr
campusdelespace.fr

The core business of the organization

Campus de l'Espace (CDE) manages the renovation of the area named Plateau de l’Espace in the city of Vernon in France. This renovation includes economic valorization, touristic development, management of sport equipment and housing units.


How will the organization contribute to the project objective and what is its role?

CDE is owning the houses / apartments included in the Pilot located in the Normandy Region (FR). Accordingly, partner CDE is responsible for all administrative authorizations necessary to run the Pilot in Normandy. CDE will be involved in the overall assessment of the pilot performances, while contributing to the Long Term Effect work package, through replication assessment and stakeholders’ engagement.

CDE will be investing into the dwellings, technologies and systems to assess the value of a coupling between photovoltaic generation and heating-related electricity demand, together with storage.

CDE, as property owner, is providing the houses & flats hosting the Pilot in Normandy. It will carry out all the necessary work related to permitting & authorization so as to install & run the pilot, starting in 2019. After having provided input to the requirements work, partner will launch a tendering process for equipment and installation service contracts to equip the housing stock that will be made available to the project.

Furthermore, CDE will take part to the assessment of the pilot results, as well as leading the replication efforts in the Normandy Region in the framework of Long Term work package.


What kind of results does the organisation expect? How can other organisations/municipalities benefit from its experiences?

To be updated.

 

 

School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Sheffield (UK)

Associated to Leeds Beckett University

Department of Geography, University of Lincoln (UK)

Associated to Leeds Beckett University

EDF Energy R&D UK (FR)

Associated to Leeds Beckett University

ESB Networks (IE)

Associated to Institute of Technology, Sligo

Eiregrid (IE)

Associated to Institute of Technology, Sligo

VRM Technology Limited (UK)

Associated to Leeds Beckett University

Municipality Noord-Beveland (NL)

Associated to Leeds Beckett University

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