In a word
Energy Superhub Oxford is an innovative infrastructure project looking to decarbonise energy, transport and heat.
In early 2019, Oxford City Council declared a climate emergency. Every city in every country in the world needs to be tackling climate change to become net zero carbon.
The Oxford Superhub project is a game-changing infrastructure project being built at the edge of the City of Oxford that consists of a large-scale hybrid energy storage system and smart network to power rapid electric vehicle (EV) charging points and ground source heat pumps. The project aims to reduce air pollution, cut carbon emissions and improve public health by accelerating the switch to electric vehicles and low carbon heating. Innovative machine learning software is overlaid to control and optimise the complete ecosystem.
The Oxford Superhub project plays a key role in strengthening EDF Group’s expertise globally and supports two Group strategic priorities, “Plan Stockage Electrique” and “Plan Mobilite Electrique”. It’s an opportunity for EDF, where there’s been a massive shift to wind and solar power in the last ten years, to harness and control when that power is dispatched.
The project is under construction and expected to be operational by December 2020. Oxford Superhub will pioneer a model of rapid transport and heat electrification that can be replicated in other cities around the world.
Why is this a game changer ?
- The first hybrid energy storage project and electric network ecosystem
- directly connected to National Grid's high voltage transmission system.
- 100 rapid EV charging points
- 50MW hybrid energy storage system
- 300 innovative ground source heat pumps
- 300 innovative ground source heat pumps.
- The world’s most powerful EV charging network delivering reliable
- scalable power to accelerate the switch to zero carbon transport solutions.
- Potential to replicate this unique model at 40 transmission-connected sites UK-wide
- unlocking a total of 2GW of energy storage and over 4000 charging points.