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£2.5m grant boosts carbon reduction for Bristol’s newest research hub

By District Energy posted 05-17-2022 13:45


University of Bristol


The University of Bristol’s commitment to sustainability took a significant step forward today (Monday 16 May) with a £2.5 million grant to embed carbon reduction technologies and practices in its first research and innovation hub at Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus.

In line with BDFI’s mission – transforming digital innovation for more inclusive, sustainable and prosperous futures – the testbed project will significantly decarbonise the energy use of the Institute’s datacentre and buildings, and includes:

  • A Smart Energy System including a battery energy storage facility with a microgrid demand control system. This will maximise the use of low carbon energy by storing roof-top solar energy and storing/using grid sourced energy at times of low carbon intensity.

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