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The development of dynamic energy control mechanisms for food retailing refrigeration systems.

Our Head of Retail Monitoring Services, Edward Porter, has recently completed a feasibility study with the University of Lincoln and Tesco as part of a Government Funded project through Innovate UK.

Innovate UK have planned to invest up to £9.5million in innovative projects that will address the need for a diverse mix of energy sources and systems over the next three decades and beyond. The aim of the project is to encourage cross-sector supply chains that can deliver integrated energy solutions at different scales to meet the many energy systems challenges of achieving a low-carbon economy by 2050.

Edward’s report focused on elements such as energy efficiency and food safety, Demand Side Response (DSR) and energy storage, unearthing some extremely insightful results and potential for monetary and energy savings on an industry-wide scale.

Next Steps: Our report is one of 12 feasibility studies that will be considered for shortlisting in October. The three shortlisted studies will then have the opportunity to apply for up to £3m of funding towards their project.