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152 households in Ashley, Easton and Lawrence Hill are trying internet connected appliances like smart tumble dryers, dishwashers and washing machines in their homes. These smart appliances manage their own energy consumption and could save the households money.

ALL SMART APPLIANCES HAVE NOW BEEN DELIVERED TO PARTICIPATING HOUSEHOLDS.

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ALL SMART APPLIANCES HAVE NOW BEEN DELIVERED TO PARTICIPATING HOUSEHOLDS. PLEASE ONLY EXPRESS YOUR INTEREST BY COMPLETING THE QUESTIONNAIRE IF YOU WANT TO UPGRADE YOUR HOME WITH ENERGY EFFICIENT MEASURES.

Bristol City Council has installed energy-saving washing machines, dishwashers and tumble-dryers in 152 households in Ashley, Easton and Lawrence Hill. These high-tech devices can be controlled remotely and will go a long way towards reducing household energy bills.

Following on from the offer of smart appliances, we are now offering a range of more traditional energy saving measures for homeowners including loft and cavity wall insulation, a new boiler and solar panels. Grant funding is available to help you cover the cost and some of these could even be available as fully funded installations. If you are interested, let us know by completing the Energy Efficiency Measures Questionnaire. Our team will then be in touch with you as soon as possible.

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How do the Smart Appliances work?

By scheduling appliances to come on when home energy demand is not at its greatest (e.g. when everyone gets home from work and switches the kettle on), we can help reduce peak demand which in the future could cause blackouts.

A smart washing machine that is connected to the internet could save money and energy, as well as offer greater control and new features. For instance, a household could instruct their smart washing machine in the morning to finish washing their clothes by 5pm. The smart washing machine will then switch on at a time in the day when demand is low and energy is at its cheapest, whilst ensuring the washing is complete by 5pm.

What has the project done so far?

Smart washing machines, tumble dryers and dishwashers have been installed into 152 households in Ashley, Easton and Lawrence Hill. The white goods are connected to smart home monitoring and control equipment that allow the households to fully utilise the benefits of the smart appliances. The monitoring equipment will also provide data to help us research how energy is used by households and how it could be saved in the future.

Opportunities to get involved

Our Community Engagement Group made up of local organisations are running an awareness campaign within Ashley, Easton and Lawrence Hill, running events and activities to encourage residents to get involved with the REPLICATE research project.

Please be aware that you will be unable to register your interest for Smart Appliances, as these have now all been allocated. However, you are still in time to express your interest to upgrade your home with energy efficient measures by completing this questionnaire.

Smart Homes Energy Champion

If you are passionate about reducing energy use and your carbon footprint, you could become a Smart Homes Energy Champion!

The REPLICATE project is working with Bristol Energy Network to train and support a group of Energy Champions who are keen to share their knowledge and enthusiasm with others, and help them save electricity and gas.

As a Smart Homes Energy Champion you could get involved in activities ranging from demonstrating new technologies (such as the smart appliances) to learning how to construct solar panels, or providing advice to others about how to make their homes more energy efficient. You might also be able to try the smart appliances for yourself!

Find out more about becoming an Energy Champion by calling: 0117 352 1180 or e-mailing: replicate@bristolenergynetwork.org

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A home equipped with smart devices including appliances, lightning and heating that can be controlled remotely by a smartphone or computer. These devices are designed to automate everyday tasks to save you time and money on your energy bills.

A smart device, as the name suggests, is an electronic gadget that is able to connect, share and interact with its user and other smart devices. They offer better functionality and new features compared to conventional devices. The REPLICATE project has installed smart appliances such as washing machines, tumble dryers and dishwashers into 152 households in Ashley, Easton and Lawrence Hill.

You can control them in the same way as a normal appliance, but you can also control them via a smart phone and/or a computer device like a tablet, if it’s connected to the internet.

The old appliances are removed and recycled with a local charity.

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This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme under grant agreement No 691735