Energy Sparks is an exciting project teaching primary and secondary school pupils about energy, and empowering pupils, school staff, management and parents to take action to make their schools more energy efficient.
Energy Sparks is currently free to use for all participating schools through our funding from the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.
Our innovative website takes data from schools’ Smart Meters and produces:
September 2016 the Open Data Institute (ODI) awarded the project a £7,000 grant to develop the proof-of-concept application into a beta service that could be trialled by schools in Bath and North East Somerset. Subsequent grant funding was obtained from Bath and West Community Energy, The Naturesave Trust and The OVO Foundation.
In 2018 we obtained significant funding from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy through their Non-Domestic Smart Meter Innovation Competition for further development and to extend Energy Sparks to new areas of the country. This funding will support Energy Sparks to January 2020.
We currently offer Energy Sparks to schools in Bath and North East Somerset, Somerset and Sheffield. If you are a teacher, governor or parent at a school in one of these areas and would like Energy Sparks at your school, please read our enrolment page and get in touch.
We are keen to extend Energy Sparks to new Local Authority areas and Multi-Academy Trust groups. If you are interested in setting up Energy Sparks for your area or group, please also contact us.