Welsh Government launch Smart Living Initative report

4 July 2018

The Welsh Government will launch a report today co-authored by CSE and AD Research & Analysis that describes the progress made so far by the Welsh Government’s Smart Living Initiative. The report was produced for the Decarbonisation and Energy Division and reviews eight ‘demonstrator’ projects which were set up to explore the concept of 'Smart Living'.

The report is available to download in full here and will be presented at the Smart Energy Wales event in Cardiff. For more information about the demonstrator projects and what we found out, please see our write up of the project.

Lesley Griffiths, Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Planning and Rural Affairs, has commented on the wider significance of the initiative:

“The potential for smart energy to transform our future world is significant.  As a government, we have committed to fully utilise smart and low carbon energy to develop a prosperous low carbon future. Wales is providing a clear strategic direction and creating a supporting narrative on how we should progress. I believe the details of the activities described in the Smart Living report help contribute to building this narrative”.

Co-author of the report, Andrew Darnton, agrees: "The report finds that valuable learnings have already been generated. We think there’s a strong imperative for the Welsh Government to continue to support this innovative work, and to bring together the lessons from practice on a regular basis, as the initiative develops.”

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