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Many Local Authorities, DNOs, and Consultants struggle to cost-effectively identify and triage suitable sites for energy projects.
Project opportunities are missed and those that are selected face lengthy delays trying to access network capacity information, model energy demand, estimate carbon avoidance, and assess the feasibility of potential sites. This project-level information is often missing from local area energy plans which are typically static PDF reports that do not provide the granularity of data needed to translate a plan into a pipeline of projects
LAEP+ is currently being used to build energy plans, respond to grants, and identify and triage buildings suitable for heat pump grants, EVs, Rooftop PV, and more...
LAEP+ has enabled us to collaborate with many local authorities within the regions SSEN serves, to share network data and information from multiple sources alongside modelling best practice to build a clear picture of optimal pathways to reach net zero.
The tool has been a strong asset to our EV team, allowing us to assess and shortlist potential charge point sites based on a number of factors including network capacity, availability of off-street parking and proximity to existing charge points. This is an invaluable step saving time and resources in the implementation process.
Project RESOP (Regional Energy System Optimisation Planning) aims to take a ‘whole system’ approach, by drawing together data from multiple sources into a single tool that can be used to plan retrofit and roll out of low carbon technologies (LCTs) like electric vehicle charge points.
In November 2021, following a public tender process, Advanced Infrastructure was appointed to provide an energy mapping tool for project LEO utilising Advanced Infrastructure’s LAEP+ software service. This provided an excellent opportunity to test and validate the value of geospatial solutions for local area energy planning.
In June 2021, Advanced Infrastructure and EB Charging were awarded funding from the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles to specify and build a cloud-based siting tool for EV charge points. The output was EV Site, an EV focussed instance of our planning tool LAEP+. Advanced Infrastructure’s Head of Product, Lily Cairns Haylor, discusses the challenges of siting EV charge points at scale and the ways digital approaches might accelerate the tricky process.
A LAEP is a Local Area Energy Plan. It is a strategic-level plan considering pathways to net zero within a given timeframe.
LAEP+ is a web-based software tool that allows local authorities, consultants and energy networks to view, share and analyse data to build project-level plans as well as strategic-level plans like LAEPs and LHEES.
That depends! LAEP+ includes some data layers for free. Premium datasets can be included in various LAEP+ Data Bundles. We are also happy to work with third party data sources if you have your own preferred provider or your own datasets.
Everything you need to create a Local Area Energy Plan, conduct a heat feasibility study, apply for the the On Street Residential Charge Point Scheme, identify properties suitable for rooftop PV, and more.
Currently, LAEP+ is GB foussed.
Yes. In addition to geospatial visualisation, LAEP+ includes several Reports Dashboards which can be used to build, share and export charts and graphs.
A user permissioning system allows admins to restrict the read and export permissions of users for every single dataset. Meaning everyone can access the same workspace but only see the data layers they are licensed to use.
Advanced Infrastructure take the privacy and security of user data very seriously. We have Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essential Plus Certification. We are working towards IS027001. Our applications are regularly PEN tested and undergo stringent quality assurance criteria.