Working together with consultants to support local areas achieve net zero
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A Local Area Energy Planning Solution for Consultants

Developing and implementing a Local Area Energy Plan as an appointed consultant can often be challenging and time-consuming without access to accurate energy network data and granular local area data. 

Many consultants will also often find that basic data modelling can be extremely repetitive across multiple projects without the right tools, and supporting local authorities to visualise the plans in a clear way can be equally as difficult and costly.

Working together with consultants appointed to support Local Area Energy Plans, Advanced Infrastructure’s LAEP+ tool is enabling real-time collaboration between local authorities, distribution network operators and local communities.


LAEP+ for Local Area Energy Planning

LAEP+ is a collaborative web-based mapping and design tool that helps Consultants, Local Authorities and Distribution Network Operators come together to plan and develop new energy systems such as power, heat and transport.

Web based and cloud based enables the data to be kept up to date, shared across different groups as well as it being visualised, over-layed and brought together in one place.

By bringing LAEP+ to the market, our aim is to support those responsible in transitioning to renewable energy faster, cost-effectively and collaboratively from project inception, design, delivery and final implementation.



Feedback from colleagues across the Oxfordshire local authorities has been hugely positive – simply having a single point of access to the range of data being made available is in itself really valuable but combining that with the filtering and analytical features available on the platform takes us many steps further down the line to understanding and being able to plan for the changes we know we need to make as we transition to a net zero energy system across Oxfordshire.

Inga Doherty, Energy Insights Lead, Oxfordshire County Council

Benefits of LAEP+ for Consultants

  • Collaborate with local authorities and DNOs in real-time
  • Build evidence-based energy and carbon plans
  • Communicate plans and project pipelines in an easy to visualise platform
  • Collect data on local authority plans ahead of connection requests
  • Reduce project site identification time by up to 90%
  • Reduce the cost of feasibility assessments by up to 90%
  • Improve asset performance by 5% through improved site selection

Features of LAEP+ for Consultants

  • A web-based mapping & analysis tool
  • Custom dashboards & reports
  • Energy network, building stock, transport, environmental, socio-demographic datasets
  • Filter across datasets to identify project-suitable sites
  • Multiple-user logins & user-specific access permissions
  • Upload & overlay private datasets
  • Export data, site short lists, graphs & charts


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