Community Energy Scotland, along with local delivery partners, have installed the first SMILE smart charger at a property in Orkney.

The remainder of the domestic electric vehicle (EV) chargers will be installed once the Covid-19 restrictions have been removed by the UK government. Good progress has been made with the rest of the project installs in the last few months, with 80% of all installations at home level now completed. 

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Furthermore, energy monitoring equipment has been installed in 27 properties as part of the SMILE project. The equipment is offered to participants who have received a heating system through the project as a way to help monitor changes in electricity use. The remainder of the energy monitor units will be fitted once the current Covid-19 lockdown is over. The equipment includes temperature log tags and an energy monitor which will track both real time and historical patterns in electricity consumption.