VIDEO: Learning about West Suffolk's ACCESS pilot

16 September 2022 - Published by Sophie Rabasch

Building on successfully reducing energy consumption with local businesses, West Suffolk Council (WSC) joined the ACCESS project to further support the transition towards a smart energy system. If successful, this could be rolled out across the Eastern Power Network to meet long-term energy, growth and CO2 reduction goals. This will involve piloting smart energy solutions to develop a local smart grid. With peer-topeer trading alongside improvements to energy efficiency, renewable energy, grid capacity constraints and balancing. The pilot site is Mildenhall Industrial Estate, an important area due to its proximity to the Mildenhall Hub. WSC already owns some industrial units on the estate There are photovoltaic panels already installed on several buildings, a result of the Solar for Business scheme.


Watch the video to learn all about the pilot and what West Suffolk want to achieve