Published: 27th Apr 2020

Oxford City Council has launched Energy Superhub Oxford (ESO), thought to be the world-first project that integrates decarbonising power, heat and transport across a city. The local authority has taken delivery of its first electric vehicles (EVs) as part of the project, as well as outlining the next steps for EV charging infrastructure, transport, and low carbon heating for homes. ESO is a collaboration between Oxford City Council and Pivot Power (an EDF Renewables UK company) which also includes Habitat Energy, Invinity Energy Systems, Kensa Contracting and the University of Oxford. It will see the trialling of the world’s largest hybrid battery system (50MW) to support the acceleration of Oxford’s electric vehicle charging capacity and fleets, and to power ground-source heat pumps for residential properties. Oxford City Council’s wholly-owned company, ODS, which operates like a social enterprise, has added six new EVs to its current fleet, with a further 27 … (To read the full article, subscribe below)