Stirling: Smart Energy

December 11, 2020

Project Overview 

The Smart Energy project was one of four projects delivered by Stirling Council for Phase 1 of the 8th City ERDF programme (Open Data, Mobility, and Waste being the other projects). This project has enabled data generated from Stirling Council’s energy monitoring assets to be captured on a centrally management platform – The Energy Hub. 

Going forward, the Council would intend that the Hub becomes the single point for monitoring and reviewing peak energy use in addition to providing details of real time renewable energy generation at Council buildings and sites. The Hub also supports the development of reliable and meaningful predictions on future energy consumption, resultant decreases in emissions or any associated cost reductions. 

Why is it needed? 

Gathering energy data from the variety of channels and sources operating within Stirling Council buildings and sites into one single repository is essential to improving the facilities, mechanisms, processes and procedures used to identify energy wastage. 

This innovative service also supports work to identify opportunities for energy consumption reduction on a more timeous basis. 

Impact and Benefits. 

Using data gathered and generated by the Hub, Stirling Council aims to increase its energy efficiency, and in turn, reduce its energy bills. Buildings with the poorest energy efficiency will be targeted for improvements through physical and behavioural changes. 

As a result of reductions in energy consumption, the associated CO² emissions will also decrease. With fewer emissions being produced, the general environment and air quality are likely to improve. 

More information: Grace Conner, Smart Energy Officer, Stirling Council –