By integrating anonymised real-time smart meter system data with multiple cross-sector datasets, uZero supports local authorities, housing associations, energy providers and social care providers to target solutions that will save energy, reduce CO2 and enhance the livability of our homes.
View local data in satellite maps or street view through a data dashboard securely hosted on the uSmart data innovation platform. uZero presents the probability results in an easy-view heatmap to help organisations identify areas at high risk of fuel poverty.
Users can layer and filter local data across selected areas. They can also export custom layers with APIs and raw data downloads for wider data integration with third-party systems.
AI and advanced machine learning predicts potential carbon savings and remediation costs across targeted areas. uZero enables organisations to assess the impact of targeted energy-efficiency measures over time.
uZero provides unique data intelligence by integrating anonymised smart meter system data with multiple cross-sector datasets and indicates areas with the highest risk of fuel poverty. The dashboard map view of area-based rankings for fuel poverty is based on a number of key indicators.
5 benefits to help tackle fuel poverty
uZero makes it easier to identify areas in or at risk of falling into fuel poverty. This includes “hidden pockets” of households in fuel poverty and higher debt risk that would otherwise escape detection.
uZero makes active targeting more efficient and early intervention more effective, providing higher returns on investment when running energy-efficiency campaigns and reduces future burden on other support services.
In cases where demand for retrofit measures outstrips the time or budget available, uZero will help identify where to prioritise delivery for maximum efficiency.
uZero can support organisations to improve the uptake of efficiency schemes amongst fuel-poor households, leading to lower energy bills and improved comfort and wellbeing.
uZero can provide a ‘before and after’ comparison of the fuel poverty risk that can help organisations and their delivery partners better understand their programme’s success in genuinely reducing fuel poverty.
Data Communications Company (DCC)
Operator of the smart meter system across England and custodians of the significant volumes of data this creates. DCC are enabling the use of data for public good - particularly in relation to achieving net zero targets and fuel poverty reduction.
University College London (UCL)
A world-leading academic organisation. UCL brings their extensive expertise on applied data analytics to the uZero project via the Smart Energy Research Lab (SERL). They verify uZero's data insights and support algorithm optimisation.
Connected Places Catapult (CPC)
Driving the adoption of technology and new innovation projects to create better places. Connected Places Catapult are experts in design-thinking and user research in this space. They lead these aspects of work for the uZero project.
Greater South East Energy Hub
Working with public sector organisations and their stakeholders to support the development and financing of local energy projects. Improved uptake will accelerate the UK towards net zero targets and help reduce fuel poverty.
Beta testing partners
Tackling the growing fuel poverty crisis with AI