Case study: smart local energy markets

Client: Blaenau Gwent Council/ Welsh Government
Sector: Smart Energy
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Afallen was part of a consortium demonstrating ways to revolutionise local markets, a concept that proposed bringing producers and energy users together and reducing bills for all

Our approach was aimed at boosting energy efficiency and renewables, and lowering energy prices

The brief

Afallen joined three other technical partners in responding to a brief for the Small Business Research Initiative. We were tasked with demonstrating how different technological solutions could work together to improve the uptake of renewable energy, and could make a contribution to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions for the local authority.


The solution

Afallen was a key team member, supporting economic modelling on the impact of a big increase in renewable energy generation, making profound links between technology and policy, and detailing the community engagement necessary for future deployments of energy demand reduction systems for industrial units.