Home Energy Dynamics simulation proves "extremely valuable" and accurate for Mixergy
We tested the performance of the Mixergy smart hot water tank against a conventional tank using our Home Energy Dynamics modelling toolkit, which simulates how an innovation interacts with varied building and occupancy profiles without needing to deploy in the real world.
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Local Area Energy Planning: The Method
Ofgem has today launched a draft Local Area Energy Planning methodology developed by Energy System Catapult and the Centre for Sustainable Energy, that could be adopted as a framework for scaling up LAEP across Great Britain.
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How can we help local authorities and network operators plan for Net Zero?
Over the past five years, Energy Systems Catapult has pioneered Local Area Energy Planning to help inform and support local authorities, energy network operators, businesses and communities to plan for a cost-effective low carbon transition. We've developed a revolutionary suite of modelling tools and market tested a 7 step process.
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Six Steps to Zero Carbon Buildings – Step 2: Rolling out Local Area Energy Planning
This is the second in a series of six policy briefs setting out our current thinking on policies for decarbonising buildings over the next two decades as outlined in ‘Six Steps to Zero Carbon Buildings’ and the accompanying ‘Towards an enduring policy framework to decarbonise buildings’.
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Living Lab experts available for Free Virtual Sessions - Book Now!
There are many constraints on businesses during this challenging time, so Energy Systems Catapult want to support innovators now, so you can bounce back better . We remain committed to helping SMEs accelerate their innovative products, services and business models to market across the energy sector. Book a session and meet our expert team behind the Living Lab, find out more about how it works and get your questions answered.
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New Local Energy Modelling tool to help design of Smart Local Energy Systems
Local Energy Asset Representation (LEAR) visually depicts information on energy generation, storage and distribution assets, social factors like fuel poverty and characteristics like building types and local geography using data analysis and aspects of machine learning. It enables planners and innovators to strategically decide how they might deploy and grow low carbon businesses.
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New European smart energy and flexibility market study
A new market study is available on the commercial opportunity for demand-side flexibility and wider smart energy system solutions in Europe. After assessing 31 European countries as part of the project - Towards a Smarter and More Flexible European Energy System – we produced a report focused on six key countries with market gaps that match current UK areas of strength.
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Call for collaborators on Japan and Spain EUREKA bids
Energy Systems Catapult is calling for Expressions of Interest from UK energy firms to work with the Catapult and a Japanese or Spanish partner on an innovative idea they would like to develop. Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, is investing £1 million to fund UK businesses leading collaborative research and development (R&D) projects under the EUREKA programme.
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New study finds West Midlands energy incubator could help drive green recovery
Growing demand for a green recovery from Covid-19 – has strengthened the findings from a 12-month study released today into how the West Midlands can capture the benefits of cleaner economic growth.
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UK should commit to 10GW of new nuclear beyond Hinkley, but costs must fall – new analysis finds
New analysis has found that committing to a further three Hinkley Point C-sized nuclear plants is a low regrets option for the UK as it targets a Net Zero economy, but that costs need to fall significantly if the technology is to fulfil its long-term potential.
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Innovating to Net Zero
The Innovating to Net Zero report is the result of modelling 100s of potential pathways to 2050 – ramping up or down different technologies and behaviour changes – to understand the combinations, interactions and trade-offs of competing decarbonisation approaches to achieve net zero carbon emissions.
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Six Steps to Zero Carbon Buildings
A net zero target for greenhouse gas emissions provides wonderful clarity. No more wondering about the ‘last 20% of emissions’: it’s simple and clear. Everything – all buildings, cars, and industries – must be zero carbon in aggregate by 2050. Decarbonising buildings is probably the most challenging aspect. How do we shape low carbon solutions that people and places actually want? Here George Day & Arianna Griffa - from our Markets, Policy & Regulation Team - outline six potential steps to build markets that deliver solutions by 2050.
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