Summary: Following the government’s 10-point plan announcement, the BBC reported from the pioneering smart-city, the Energy Superhub Oxford (ESO), which is already leading the green revolution with ground source heat pumps.
- The 10-point plan includes commitments to invest in low-carbon technology and clean energy.
- It announced an aim of 600,000 heat pumps to be installed per year by 2029.
- Simon Lomax, CEO of the Kensa Group, and Dr. Matthew Trewhella, Managing Director of Kensa Contracting share their thoughts on the plan.
- The Energy Superhub Oxford provides a real-life model for large-scale decarbonisation of heat, power and transport.
ESO project infographic
BBC interview Cllr Tom Hayes, Oxford City Council
BBC interview Stuart Gadsden, Kensa Contracting, Director of Sales SE
BBC interview Paul Brennan, Resident of Blackbird Leys
Cllr Tom Hayes and Richard Tams - with ESO Logo
Richard Tams (Project Manager, Kensa Contracting), Cllr Tom Hayes (Oxford City Council), Rajat Gupta (Researcher, Oxford Brookes University), Donatas Zvigaitis (Site Manager, Kensa Contracting)
Cllr Tom Hayes and Richard Tams observe borehole drilling at the Blackbird Leys smart renewable heating project
Richard Tams, Kensa's Project Manager, at the Energy Superhub Oxford pilot scheme in Blackbird Leys