Smart Energy Supply - dynamically linking energy supply and consumption for the 21st century

The CLEVER Project

CLEVER (Closing the Loop for Everbody's Energy Resources) was a three year research project supported by the Technology Strategy Board to May 2011. It was a collaborative research and development project comprising 3C Research, BT, EDF Energy, PassivSystems and the University of Bristol.

CLEVER developed models of interactions between electricity (energy) producer and consumer in a flexible supply chain, enabled by Smart Metering

CLEVER delivered a simulation platform to provide quantitative assessment of different architectures, incorporating 9 different technology combinations, for distributed energy management algorithms

CLEVER investigated, through modelling, the information infrastructure required to support Energy Management business processes and applications, both inside and outside the home

CLEVER In the Media

Smart Meters, 19th October 2011:
CLEVER Project Predicts UK Smart Meter Data Traffic

Computer Weekly, 19th October 2011:
EDF launches platform for testing smart metering infrastructure

Computer World, 20th October 2011:
Government simulates performance of 11bn smart metering infrastructure

CLEVER Showcase

The CLEVER Simulator Platform, Smart Meter Visual Demonstrator and Physical Demonstrator were showcased at the BT Customer Centre, Adastral Park on 26th May 2011.
A version of the Visual Demonstrator can be accessed from the link below:
Smart Meter Visual Demonstrator

A presentation giving an overview of CLEVER can be accessed from the link below:
CLEVER Overview

An overview of the CLEVER simulator platform can be accessed from the link below:
CLEVER Simulator Overview

CLEVER - The Next Steps - De-Risking Smart Metering Rollout

From June 2011 we are exploring means by which the CLEVER simulator platform may be offered to DECC and OFGEM as an industry-wide reference tool to help de-risk smart metering rollout.

For more information or to become involved, please contact Dr Geraint Jones .


Technical project lead : Dr Dritan Kaleshi

Project Manager : Dr Geraint Jones



CLEVER Partners, 2009