Cornwall Local Energy Market

Cornwall Local Energy Market

Cornwall £17m flexible energy trials prove success

In November 2020, we concluded the UK’s biggest trial of its potential in over 200 homes and businesses in Cornwall. Over three years, the £16.7 million Cornwall Local Energy Market saw 310MWh of power traded successfully, with greenhouse gas savings of nearly 10,000 tonnes a year as a result. 

We delivered on our aim to develop and test a market-based solution on energy flexibility trading.  As part of the trial, over 7.5 megawatts of low carbon technology was installed, more than 100 businesses participated and a further 100 homes received a combination of solar panels and wall mounted battery storage. Key lessons are being shared with partners, participants and stakeholders; as well as 3,000 secondary age students.  

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Research projects

The Cornwall LEM project reports are provided here.  These reports cover multiple aspects of the research and demonstration project. Most are available to download, although some are restricted to project stakeholders only.

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The Cornwall Local Energy Market is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund under the European Structural and Investment Funds Programme 2014-2020


Issue 7: Unlocking flex

Issue 6: Hotting Up

Issue 5: Gathering Pace

Issue 4: Gearing up for the Summer

Issue 3Springing into action

Issue 2: Full steam ahead!

Issue 1: Local Energy Market set to revolutionise Cornwall’s energy future