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The UK Power Network’s (UKPN) Low Carbon London smart grid trial has helped inform future planning and operations in preparation for a low-carbon future.


  • Through its Low Carbon London project, UKPN, along with its many partners, has laid an important foundation stone for the UK’s future power infrastructure

Features and Benefits

  • Discusses the Low Carbon London project and the insights and recommendations for DNOs of the future
  • Provides recommendations for other utilities preparing for smart grid projects

Key questions answered

  • What insights and recommendations came out of the Low Carbon London project?
  • What can other utilities learn from Low Carbon London?

Table of contents


  • Catalyst
  • Ovum view
  • Key messages

Recommendations for utilities

  • Create a detailed plan for your smart grid projects
  • Early, focused, and extensive customer engagement is critical
  • Select your partners carefully, then manage them closely
  • Integrate your ICT systems to maximize smart grid ROI

Using smart grid technology to enable a low-carbon future

  • Low Carbon London provides valuable insights into the UK’s future smart grid
  • Low Carbon London helps define a future energy supply chain
  • Low Carbon London highlights how a DNO’s technology infrastructure must change in the future


  • Methodology
  • Author

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