We’re mapping renewable generation and energy efficiency projects across Oxfordshire – add your site to the People’s Power Station and show how together we’re consigning fossil fuels to history.
Projects mapped to date include:
223 renewable energy installations.
3 energy efficiency projects
Together they are meeting 3,781 people’s share of Oxfordshire’s energy needs
This is just part of the story – Oxfordshire is generating more than 2,912GWh
green energy a year.
ABOUT THE PEOPLE’S POWER STATION
The People’s Power Station is an online platform showcasing the actions that people across Oxfordshire are taking to help consign fossil fuels to history.
Across the County, renewable energy projects are lighting up schools, homes and businesses, and energy efficiency measures are helping drive down our energy use.
So, whether an energy generator or energy user, we are all part of the People’s Power Station and helping reduce our dependency on fossil fuels.
To add your green energy project to the map, please use this online form to tell us about it.
Feedback and contact
The People's Power Station is a Low Carbon Hub project designed by DIAS. It is still in development. If you have any questions, feedback or suggestions please contact us. You can read our privacy statement here.
About the Low Carbon Hub
The Low Carbon Hub is a social enterprise that’s out to prove we can meet our energy needs in a way that is good for people and good for the planet.
Climate change is a global crisis that needs local solutions. With the support of our Members and partners, we have already built renewable energy projects for schools and businesses across Oxfordshire. You can see their recent generation on the People’s Power Station.
They are producing electricity that is not just cleaner and greener, but cheaper too. Host organisations save money on their bills, all of our surpluses are re-invested in local carbon-cutting initiatives, lowering carbon emissions further, and our investor Members receive a decent return for their financial support.
If you have a community energy project you would like to talk to us about please get in touch.
DIAS are a digital design studio, telling interactive stories for good. If you have an interactive project you would like to collaborate on, please email, tweet or call them +44 20 3287 5828.
Recent generation data: Where available, we have displayed the actual generation data from recent days. Please note that not all sites have data feeds linked to the People’s Power Station; as a result, aggregated search results may under-represent actual generation figures in the graph.
People powered: to calculate this, we divide the total energy consumption by Oxfordshire’s domestic, commercial and industrial sectors (excluding transport), by the current population, giving a figure that represents a per capita share of Oxfordshire’s direct energy use.
CO2 intensity: We use a number of different factors to calculate CO2 savings. For power generation we used the 2017 BEIS UK Government GHG Conversion Factors for Company Reporting.
For electricity generation, we use the average grid carbon intensity factor for electricity generation, transmission and distribution expressed as CO2 equivalent.
For heat generation we assume heat generating is replacing grid gas consumption. This will be an underestimate of action CO2, as some of the heat will be displacing more carbon intensive oil or coal.
For energy efficiency CO2 savings, we use the annual estimated savings as provided by the project owners.
CHP projects can vary hugely in terms of their efficiency, and therefore in terms of the resulting carbon savings. Until more data is available, we are using the gas carbon intensity factor for CHP, although acknowledge this will be a significant underestimate for many CHP systems.
Energy consumption: Our comparative data figures are based on the following assumptions and sources.
- Toaster 1200W toaster taking three minutes to make two slices of toast.
- Kettle 1800W kettle taking three minutes to boil a litre of water.
- LED TV Based on a 115W TV
- Fridge (p51)Assuming 0.5kWh energy consumption a day
Aggregate generation data: Our estimates for total generation across the County are based on two key sources.
Our own calculations, carried out in June 2017, use published FiT and ROC data for the County to estimate electricity generation.
Solar thermal and heat pumps figures are taken from REGEN SW calculations powering the Green Alliance Renewables Locator.
The figures do not currently include contribution made by CHP due to lack of complete data.
Source code can be found on GitHub.