Project Overview

Project LEO (Local Energy Oxfordshire) will demonstrate a neutral “Market Integrator” that provides real-time information to allow a local energy market place to function effectively whilst maintaining network integrity (DSO services). The project will have a variety of plug-in projects (solar, heat networks, smart neighborhoods, micro-grids, EV and transport hubs, new housing developments and large flexible loads) that will demonstrate new models for DER investment.

Nuvve is responsible for aggregating EVs, both unidirectionally and bidirectionally, to provide local flexibility to the network operator and help development local energy markets.


April 2019 – April 2022
(36 month duration)


Oxfordshire, England
United Kingdom


Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN)
University of Oxford
EDF Energy R&D UK Centre Limited
Oxford Brookes University
Oxford City Council
Oxfordshire County Council
Low Carbon Hub C.I.C.


-Demonstrate that unidirectional and bidirectional EVs in Oxfordshire can participate in DSO markets
-Get real value from vehicles participating in local flexibility markets
-Combine flexible vehicle resources with other assets such as microgrids, solar, battery storage, and large flexible loads


Distribution System Operator (DSO) Services to be trialed with electric vehicles:
1. Flexibility services exchange: helping DSOs procure flexibility to defer network investment, manage outages and congestion on the networks
2. Local capacity exchange: helping lower the cost of connecting new generation to the network by sharing/trading existing capacity rather than reinforcing
3. Off-market trading: enabling peer-to-peer trading between flex operators or within their portfolio

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