Energy Digitalisation Taskforce launches
A new Energy Digitalisation Taskforce (EDiT) is being launched today by the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy, in partnership with Ofgem and Innovate UK, to continue the Government’s focus on modernising the energy system to unlock flexibility and drive clean growth towards net zero emissions by 2050. This Taskforce, like its predecessor the Energy Data Taskforce, is run by Energy Systems Catapult and chaired by Laura Sandys.
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World-first whole energy systems accelerator takes a step closer to powering net zero ambitions
A world-first energy innovation ecosystem, the Whole Energy Systems Accelerator (WESA), is a step closer following a collaboration agreement between the Living Lab at Energy Systems Catapult and PNDC. WESA will for the first time enable the interactions between activity in homes, energy networks, and market & policy frameworks to be tested concurrently across many different future energy scenarios.
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Six Steps to Zero Carbon Buildings – Step 3: Make energy networks invest for Net Zero by adapting the RIIO2 framework
Energy Systems Catapult is setting out the recommended steps ‘Towards an enduring policy framework to decarbonise buildings’ over the next two decades. The third in a series of six policy briefs proposes using Ofgem's price control & investment framework to focus network planning and investment on delivering what is best for the energy system and local needs.
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The case for a 'Carbon Regulator'
Energy Systems Catapult is calling for the creation of an economy-wide ‘Carbon Regulator’ to oversee monitoring, reporting, and verification of greenhouse gas emissions reduction and removal across the economy. In a new report we set out the case for a suitably empowered carbon regulator that can remove barriers to innovation and ensure that incentives drive technologies and processes that genuinely reduce emissions across all major emitting sectors.
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UK Electric Vehicle Energy Landscape
Energy Systems Catapult has identified 313 companies in the first scoping of the UK’s Electric Vehicle Energy Landscape. Produced as part of the Innovating for Clean Air project, our landscape maps the EV supply chain, from distribution & transmission to consumers.
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Electricity market reform: Government must stop the drift to central planning and let innovators drive net zero, says new report
Energy Systems Catapult calls for a “big bang” moment for the energy sector akin to finance in the 80s and telecoms in the 90s – incentivising innovators to create new low carbon products and services that people want, and decarbonising the grid by 2035. Government-led contracting for the mass roll-out of low-carbon electricity risks stifling the potential of new digital and smart technologies, making the transition to net zero by 2050 much harder, according to a new report. - Rethinking Electricity Markets.
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Energy Systems Catapult appointed to deliver Local Area Energy Plans across 10 boroughs of Greater Manchester
Greater Manchester is developing a Local Energy Market and Energy Systems Catapult has been appointed to support development of Local Area Energy Plans across the 10 boroughs of the city.
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The India Electric Vehicle Opportunity: Market Entry Toolkit
Transport accounts for >10% of carbon emissions in India and the Electric Vehicle market will be worth £5billion by 2025. Along with Connected Places Catapult we've produce a EV Market Entry Toolkit to highlight the opportunity and provide companies with practical guidance on how to enter the Indian market.
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Living Lab now open for testing smart products and services for electric vehicles
Innovative companies developing smart home products or services that incorporate electric vehicle charging will benefit from a new offering in Energy Systems Catapult’s real-world test environment – the Living Lab. ev.energy will be integrating their smart, cloud-based platform, which automatically optimises EV charging by filling the battery when the price is lowest – delivering lower carbon and cost to the consumer.
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Innovators invited to join new Energy Launchpad digital platform
Energy Launchpad has introduced an exciting new digital platform with a host of offerings to help SME innovators to take-off. The platform offers unique energy system insights, expert business support within collaboration spaces – and importantly - provides direct links to investors and international markets.
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Devolving power: strategic choices for the future Net Zero energy system
The UK has made great progress in decarbonising electricity over the past decade. Tackling transport and heat will be next, where the potential of digitalisation will be crucial. Policymakers face a raft of challenges. Energy Systems Catapult believes the architecture of the energy system requires a rethink. Strategy and Performance Director Guy Newey explains.
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