The Mayor wants to make London’s energy cleaner, fairer and smarter while making homes and workplaces warmer, healthier and more affordable. Generating energy from more renewable sources like solar will help cut London’s carbon emissions - but we also need to use energy in smarter ways.
Smarter energy for London is:
- optimising supply and use of energy
- increasing use of distributed energy resources (DERs), such as: local generation, storage, demand side flexibility, electric vehicles (vehicle-to-grid) or peer-to-peer local energy trading.
- using data and technology (including DERs) together to cut costs and bills, reduce and better manage energy demand and minimise emissions.
- staying ahead of the technology curve with new city-wide collaboration between public institutions, utilities, our world-class creative industries, scientific research and tech communities.
Smart energy will play a significant role in helping the Mayor achieve his ambitions for London’s energy. It’s also a key approach for delivering his ambition to make London the world’s leading ‘Smart City’.