The virtual demonstrator will be selected during the duration of the project in collaboration with Cambridge Cleantech , a leading cleantech community in Europe. They achieve this through their mission of enhancing the area’s global competitiveness by co-ordinating, supporting and promoting commercial opportunities for their members. They have pre-identified a community in Oxfordshire, UK to become one of the virtual demonstrator sites.
The UK intends to lower its CO2 emissions according to the Paris agreement. To do so, the electricity production will need to move from natural gas power plant to renewable power plant. As one of the strategy is to pursue microgrid development, it is very interesting to develop UK based smart grid cases, especially as UK grid is facing increasingly capacity constraints at the NDO level. Through the Renaissance project, UK based pilot will be studied and allow make a first case study for future development.