projectsensible.eu image: Alan Simpson explaining intricacies of community energy

Community Engagement at The Meadows, Nottingham

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Project SENSIBLE researchers from The University of Nottingham (UoN) were invited to take part in the annual general meeting of the Meadows Community Energy Group – MOZES. The event was held on the 14th of November 2016 at St. Saviour’s Church in the Meadows.

projectsensible.eu image: Dr Lee Empringham giving presentation to MOZES Group
Dr Lee Empringham giving presentation to MOZES Group

At this event, UoN project leader, Lee Empringham gave community members an update on the ongoing SENSIBLE battery storage project, as well as what was planned for the next few months. This enabled community members to have an idea of SENSIBLE’s plans to show that the current limit on renewable energy installation in communities can be extended with energy storage, which will increase the localised energy used and save carbon and costs. In addition, community members who had signed up for involvement in the SENSIBLE project were given an indication of the size of the battery storage units.

projectsensible.eu image: Models giving community members an indication of the anticipated SENSIBLE battery installations
Models giving community members an indication of the anticipated SENSIBLE battery installations

The audience were also treated to a video showcasing the benefits of community energy and the potential impact of battery storage on community energy supply. Former MP Alan Simpson, known to be a champion of community energy initiatives, was also in attendance and gave an exciting talk on how other communities are raising the energy and climate game.

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