Energeo and Bournemouth Borough Council Using Satellites to Roll-Out EV Charge Points

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Coleshill, UK, 16th March 2018

Energeo Ltd and Bournemouth Borough Council (BBC) will be using high resolution satellite imagery and machine learning analytics to identify suitable locations for Electric Vehicle Charge Points (EVCP’s) throughout the Borough. The project – titled CLEAN EV - is supported by the UK Space Agency as part of their ‘Space for Smarter Government Programme’, and will seek to utilise innovative machine led analytical techniques to address EVCP related issues such as availability of off-street parking, and on-street charge point safety and access.

“CLEAN EV is a truly innovative project addressing issues which Local Authorities are facing right now”, commented Ian Dee, CEO of Energeo. “By utilising very high resolution satellite imagery and machine learning, we aim to facilitate Bournemouth Borough Council’s EVCP roll out by proactively and pre-emptively identifying suitable locations for the required infrastructure”.

David Lawrence, Bournemouth Borough Council Energy Engineer said “The number of electric vehicles on the road will increase significantly in the coming years, which will require on-street EVCPs to be installed. However, there are a number of challenges that need to be addressed before the Council can install EVCPs on a widespread basis. This project will provide an evidence base to help overcome these challenges, and will make the town wide installation of on-street EVCPs a more realistic proposition”.

CLEAN EV, which will run until October 2018, will see the resulting data delivered via an intuitive Software as a Service (SaaS) online platform, removing the need for BBC to purchase 3rd party software or host and manage data in house. The SaaS delivery mechanism will also allow BBC stakeholders across departments to visualise, contextualise and interrogate the results of Energeo Ltd’s analysis against other data layers such as building solar potential.

To learn more about the project, or to discover how Energeo can support your organisation, email info@energeo.co.uk

 

Editors Notes

Energeo Ltd utilise geospatial Big Data, Open Data, and innovative automated analytics including Machine Learning, to provide clients with unique intelligence into existing energy performance and the future potential for renewable energy or sustainability – whether an individual site, a portfolio of locations, or entire urban areas.

Energeo combine geospatial analysis of the physical and structural environment with socio-demographic and consumer intelligence, creating proprietary insights at a higher level of granularity, which are utilised to accelerate the transition to a low carbon economy by:-

-        Enabling and supporting the creation of clean energy strategies

-        Facilitating energy project identification and implementation

-        Streamlining lead generation and promotional/marketing campaigns

-        Supporting public engagement and awareness programmes

-        Understanding microgeneration impact on traditional energy infrastructure

-        Informing property retrofit and fuel poverty mitigation plans

Energeo’s unique approach to product and service creation and development has seen the organisation acquire a formidable reputation for innovation, collaborating with the European Space Agency, Innovate UK, UK Space Agency, and the Satellite Applications Catapult.

www.energeo.co.uk

Energeo Launch New Solar FiTMap

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1st March 2018, Coleshill, UK

Energeo Ltd today launched FiTMap; a GIS compatible dataset which details the number of solar installations at both postcode and UK Census output area level. Derived from the Central Feed-in-tariff Register, this product is an ideal tool for organisations looking to analyse trends in solar deployment, identify target geographies for solar related services, or build strategies to increase renewable energy adoption. Contact info@energeo.co.uk for more information including pricing and update schedules.

Energeo Deliver Energy Efficiency Intelligence on Housing Association Properties

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February 9th 2018, Coleshill, UK

Energeo have delivered a suite of energy efficiency insights to a leading UK Housing Association. The information, which includes building roof and external wall heat loss, and solar potential, will be used to inform onward maintenance and retrofit programmes, and to assess effectiveness of previously installed measures.

As part of the project Energeo also undertook a detailed statistical analysis of energy efficiency across owner occupied and privately rented properties in the Housing Association’s area of interest. This has facilitated a wider analysis of property performance in direct comparison to properties of similar age and type under different tenure.

For more information contact us at info@energeo.co.uk

Energeo Secure Innovate UK Funding to Research Renewable Energy Brokering Technology

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Coleshill, UK, 10th October 2017

Energeo Ltd, in partnership with Smart Klub and the Satellite Applications Catapult, have secured funding from Innovate UK to undertake a detailed feasibility study into the potential for a renewable energy and sustainability technology online brokering system. The study will explore how a brokering business model can encourage wider adoption of clean technology and improve relationships between businesses and communities at a local level.

“The way consumers and businesses engage with renewable energy and sustainability needs to be improved” says Ian Dee, CEO of Energeo Ltd. “An online brokering system can provide energy users with clear costs/benefit information for their property for a number of measures, without the need for an often intrusive site visit, and allow them to choose from a wide variety of installers - both Local and National. For the installers themselves, it presents an opportunity to put themselves firmly in the shop window, showcasing their offerings to an already engaged audience whilst generating and responding to enquiries on an automated basis”.

Energeo will be creating a number of individual property level sustainability insights for the study, including solar potential and building heat loss levels, for the project through the innovative exploitation of geospatial Big Data, Open Data and Machine Learning. These outputs will underpin the onward cost/benefit calculation, concept visualisation and iterative trials to be undertaken across a number of UK Cities.

For more information on Energeo and our products and services, contact info@energeo.co.uk

Editors Notes

Energeo Ltd are a leading provider of geospatially intelligent solutions for renewable and sustainable energy applications.

Through the innovative exploitation of digital mapping and remotely sensed earth observation data (such as satellite imagery), Energeo provide clients with unique insights into existing energy performance and future sustainable energy potential – whether individual sites or National level analysis.

By harnessing and understanding the power of geographic information, then intelligently combining with additional data sources, Energeo deliver proprietary solutions tailored specifically to each client’s needs.

Website: www.energeo.co.uk

Smart Klub connects cities and suppliers in a way that creates innovative energy projects. Every city, community and project is unique, so Smart Klub use local understanding of the landscape throughout our four phase process – Discovery, Definition, Selection and Delivery – to listen and build what works for each city, place and community.

The team behind SmartKlub provide a wealth of experience in the distributed energy sector. And it’s from their own first-hand experience in the industry that SmartKlub was conceived. They noticed that, despite cities and authorities across the UK looking for alternative ways to meet their unique energy needs in a way that benefits citizens and communities, the market was failing to provide integrated community energy projects.

Initiated by funding from E.ON, and support from Siemens, SmartKlub has been created to meet this need.

Website: http://smartklub.org/

The Satellite Applications Catapult is an independent innovation and technology company, created to foster growth across the economy through the exploitation of space. We help organisations make use of and benefit from satellite technologies, and bring together multi-disciplinary teams to generate ideas and solutions in an open innovation environment.

Based in Harwell, near Didcot, the Catapult was established in May 2013 by Innovate UK (formerly known as the Technology Strategy Board) as one of a network of centres to accelerate the take-up of emerging technologies and drive economic growth. We are a not-for-profit research organisation which is registered as a private company limited by guarantee and controlled by its Board.

Website: https://sa.catapult.org.uk/

Preparing our Towns and Cities for an Electric Vehicle Future

The UK Government recently announced a ban on new petrol and diesel vehicles from 2040. Whilst the use of Electric Vehicles and associated infrastructure and technology is no doubt growing, the announcement has accelerated the need for a real investigation into how our towns and cities can truly support Electric Vehicles, and what needs to be done to create a sustainable transport network that also embraces Smart Grid technology.

A key element of this this will be obtaining a comprehensive understanding of the as-built environment. Urban landscapes are complex places, not just physically but socially as well, and EV roll out strategies need to consider both aspects from the very beginning. In addition, we know the costs involved with upgrading energy infrastructure can be vast, so identifying the opportunities for alternative energy generation and energy sharing technologies need to be considered essential.

But where do we start? Innovative exploitation of Open Data and Digital Mapping can deliver a wide range of insights to inform and facilitate the strategy building process. At Energeo we are utilising these products, alongside in-house machine learning and automation techniques, to identify sustainable energy generation opportunities, understand Smart Grid technology potential, and even assess the road network itself for its energy generating capacity. We’re also identifying potential customers or beneficiaries of excess energy exported from the EV network.

A recent feasibility study on behalf of Bournemouth Borough Council, investigating transport network potential to generate energy, has yielded excellent results. “Solar roadways is a technology that was identified as having significant potential to generate income, support EV roll out and help achieve Bournemouth’s ambition to be a green economy leader” said David Lawrence, Energy Engineer at Bournemouth. “However, for an energy generating transport network to be a realistic concept, rather than a vision, a cost effective way to demonstrate feasibility was needed - especially when the risk involved with a new technology that is capital intensive is considered. Without the geospatially driven analysis, establishing feasibility would have been almost impossible due to the expansive nature of highways and the amount of data that would have to be assessed and gathered”.

EV’s are set to become a staple of our urban landscapes much quicker than many imagined and had prepared for. However, there are huge opportunities for both the Authorities and commercial organisations to ensure a successful and sustainable roll out.

Ian Dee, CEO - Energeo Ltd, 4th August 2017

Energeo CEO Ian Dee to Present at Industry Events

Energeo Ltd CEO, Ian Dee, will be presenting at some upcoming events over the next few weeks. On the 27th June Ian will be talking at the 'Satellite Applications to Improve Utilities and Infrastructure Challenges in Emerging Markets' event, held at the Satellite Applications Catapult. Ian will be showcasing the utilisation of space technology for solar suitability analysis of land. 6th July sees Ian at The Geoinformation Group's user conference, at Regent's College London, to discuss how accurate building data can facilitate identification of fuel poor properties. If you're attending either event and want to speak to Ian, please drop us a line on info@energeo.co.uk

Energeo Helping Social Enterprise Solar Roll Out in East London

Coleshill, UK, 2nd June 2017

Energeo are supporting a social enterprise's ambitious plans for renewable energy in East London by using geospatial information to assess social housing stock, schools and university campus buildings for their solar potential. The wide ranging project aims to help mitigate fuel poverty amongst social tenants, and also reduce energy expenditure and generate onsite revenue at local educational facilities.

"The analysis undertaken by Energeo will allow the client to quickly and accurately determine the most suitable locations for solar – environmentally and financially – throughout the areas of interest" commented Ian Dee, Managing Director of Energeo. "The information delivered will enable the creation of achievable fuel poverty mitigation strategies, and support plans for local schools and universities to invest money into their students and facilities, rather than spending on energy bills".

Energeo will be providing a comprehensive suite of solar intelligence for every roof in the target area, including pitch, aspect, irradiation, potential system size, install costs and onward environmental and financial benefits. In addition to roofs, Energeo will also analyse the solar potential of car parks to generate electricity through solar car ports, and assess public rights of way for their suitability for solar canopy installation.

For more information on Energeo and our products and services, contact info@energeo.co.uk

Editors Notes

Energeo Ltd provide clients with unique insights into existing energy performance and future renewable and sustainable energy potential – whether individual sites or across entire cities or regions. By combining assessment and analysis of both the physical and socio-demographic environments, proprietary intelligence is delivered to enable clean energy strategies, promotional and marketing campaigns, or public engagement and awareness programmes, to be created to a more granular level than ever before.

Energeo has acquired a formidable reputation for its innovative approach to product and service creation and delivery; The European Space Agency (ESA) and Satellite Applications Catapult are supporting Energeo’s development of renewable energy and sustainability applications from satellite technology (the benefits of this research will be passed on directly to our commercial partners and clients), and Energeo were recent finalists in the Ordnance Survey’s ‘GeoVation’ Challenge series.

Website: www.energeo.co.uk

Energeo Undertaking Energy Efficiency Analysis of Oxfordshire Town

Harwell, UK, 22nd November 2016

Energeo Ltd are undertaking a wide area building heat loss assessment for the Oxfordshire town of Abingdon. Every building within the main urban area – over 16,000 addresses – will be analysed via airborne thermal infrared imagery to determine levels of heat lost via the roof and, thanks to Energeo’s innovative methodology developed in-house with European Space Agency support, external wall heat loss.

"Understanding the energy efficiency of individual buildings is critical for Local Authority strategy, and public awareness and engagement" commented Ian Dee, Managing Director of Energeo. "The unique information Energeo will derive from the thermal imagery will also provide essential intelligence to sustainable energy technology installers, facilitating the creation of targeted promotional campaigns".

Alongside the building heat loss analysis, Energeo will also be delivering a number of other sustainable energy related insights including; identification of solar suitable properties, garden analysis for Ground Source Heat potential, identification of existing solar installations, and land assessment for solar farm suitability. In addition, Energeo will combine socio-demographic and B2B/B2C data with these insights to allow sustainable strategy or promotional activity to be implemented to individual property level.

For more information on Energeo and our products and services, contact info@energeo.co.uk

Editors Notes

Energeo Ltd are a leading provider of geospatially intelligent solutions for renewable and sustainable energy applications.

Through the innovative exploitation of digital mapping and remotely sensed earth observation data (such as satellite imagery), Energeo provide clients with unique insights into existing energy performance and future sustainable energy potential – whether individual sites or National level analysis.

By harnessing and understanding the power of geographic information, then intelligently combining with additional data sources, Energeo deliver proprietary solutions tailored specifically to each client’s needs.

Website: www.energeo.co.uk

Energeo Helping Mitigate Environmental Impact of Mining in Chile with Sustainable Energy Insights

Harwell, UK, 26th September 2016

Energeo Ltd have been selected to provide sustainable and renewable energy intelligence to support environmental impact mitigation in the Chilean mining sector. The project – managed by the Satellite Applications Catapult – is being funded by the Newton Programme, and The Satellite Applications Catapult intend to demonstrate the capability and versatility of Earth observation satellite technology in supporting day-to-day mining operations.

“Energeo are extremely proud to be providing renewable and sustainable energy intelligence to the Chilean mining sector” commented Ian Dee, Managing Director of Energeo. ”The unique, satellite technology derived, insights we will deliver, will allow detailed assessment of the potential for generating renewable and sustainable energy on or near site, supporting the mitigation of the wider environmental impacts of mining.”

Energeo will be undertaking a number of analyses in order to deliver a comprehensive database of solar suitable sites within a specific distance of existing and potential mining activity. Included will be detailed land use mapping, ground slope and aspect assessment, and intelligence regarding the size, installation costs, and financial and environmental yields to be expected from each site identified.

For more information on Energeo and our products and services, contact info@energeo.co.uk

Editors Notes

Energeo Ltd are a leading provider of geospatially intelligent solutions for renewable and sustainable energy applications.

Through the innovative exploitation of digital mapping and remotely sensed earth observation data (such as satellite imagery), Energeo provide clients with unique insights into existing energy performance and future sustainable energy potential – whether individual sites or National level analysis.

By harnessing and understanding the power of geographic information, then intelligently combining with additional data sources, Energeo deliver proprietary solutions tailored specifically to each client’s needs.

Website: www.energeo.co.uk

The Satellite Applications Catapult is an independent innovation and technology company, created to foster growth across the economy through the exploitation of space. We help organisations make use of and benefit from satellite technologies, and bring together multi-disciplinary teams to generate ideas and solutions in an open innovation environment.

Based in Harwell, near Didcot, the Catapult was established in May 2013 by Innovate UK (formerly known as the Technology Strategy Board) as one of a network of centres to accelerate the take-up of emerging technologies and drive economic growth. We are a not-for-profit research organisation which is registered as a private company limited by guarantee and controlled by its Board.

Website: https://sa.catapult.org.uk/