Living Lab relaunches for innovation trials after lockdown upgrades
The Living Lab has relaunched for innovation trials after undergoing significant upgrades over the six-months of lockdown – including a new digital integration platform. The Living Lab of connected homes is now truly open, interoperable and scalable, enabling innovative products, services and business models to be tested and integrated with mainstream smart heating controls, smart meters, IoT devices, and electric vehicle chargers.
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Data from 'UK’s largest electric vehicle trial with mainstream consumers' opens to innovators
Energy Systems Catapult has given innovators access to unique and comprehensive data from the UK’s largest mainstream consumer trial of electric vehicles use and smart charging.With 450 drivers carrying out 584,000 miles of journeys and 15,700 charging events using electric and plug-in hybrid cars, the 3-year Consumers, Vehicles and Energy Integration project delivered unique and detailed data.
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Accelerating to Net Zero
Net Zero Carbon Policy is a new thought leadership project. Our first report, 'Accelerating to Net Zero: A sector led approach to an economy-wide carbon policy framework', sets out eight recommendations and some guiding principles to design policies for achieving Net Zero.
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Which of five Electric Vehicle charging styles most resembles your own?
If you're a green technology early adopter, two new reports released as part of the FRED trial (Flexibly-Responsive Energy Delivery) may be of interest. Evergreen Smart Power along with partners are exploring how consumers use and charge their Electric Vehicles, so Demand Side Response services work for people as well as the energy system.
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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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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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