The DCC and UrbanTide have won the ‘Software, Systems and Service’ category at the edie Net Zero Awards 2023.
At an awards ceremony in London on 15 November, DCC and Edinburgh-based software company UrbanTide collected winning silverware for their ground-breaking partnership work to tackle fuel poverty.
The ‘uZero’ software was developed by UrbanTide, using anonymised smart meter system data in combination with additional datasets and AI to tackle one of the most pressing issues facing Britain today – fuel poverty.
Information gathered by ‘uZero’ can be used by local authorities, housing associations, energy suppliers and social care providers to target solutions such as retrofitting homes or leveraging government support grants where they are most needed, helping to protect the most vulnerable households in Britain.
Matt James Head of Strategic Innovation at DCC said:
“I am delighted this amazing project has been recognised. At the DCC we believe this is a great example of how improving data access can help accelerate the nation’s efforts to reduce the impact of fuel poverty and ultimately reach Net Zero.”
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