Smart grid technology could create low-carbon city

Milton Keynes is set to become one of the first cities in the UK to make the transition to low-carbon urban living.

The proposal, called MKSmart2020, aims to demonstrate how a low-carbon energy network might operate as well as gather operational data for future initiatives. If the proposal is selected, Milton Keynes could well become an example of what a low-carbon energy infrastructure could achieve, along with potentially helping to reach Government targeted energy emissions reductions of  20 per cent by 2020.

John Crackett, MD of Central Networks, said: “MKSmart2020 is much more than a technology demonstration or product rollout. It is a living laboratory to fine-tune how consumers, businesses and government can mesh as a force to change their thinking and how they interact with energy. Together, we hope to leverage new technologies to demonstrate how we can live within a new, cleaner, more efficient energy model that keeps improving lifestyles without jeopardizing our environment.”

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