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Energy Demand and Renewable Energy Integration

Work has just finished at Heriot-Watt on the ORIGIN project an initiative supported under Framework 7 from European funding. For more information on the project see

ORIGIN’s primary objective was to orchestrate energy demand at a community level with the aim of better aligning it to local renewable generation. The team at Heriot-Wat managed the demand side of energy use in three validation communities: in Scotland (Findhorn), in Portugal (Tamera) and in Italy (Damanhur). The communities were selected based on their prior investment in renewable energy generation systems and commitment to a sustainable approach to energy resources.

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