The Department Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy commissioned Energy Systems Catapult to review how innovation could enable low income and vulnerable (LIV) consumers to participate in a smart, flexible energy market.
On the 7th of June 2021, Energy Systems Catapult hosted the ‘Recosting Energy: Services for Customers, Fit for Net Zero’ webinar. With the energy sector changing so quickly, we heard how regulatory arrangements designed decades ago are struggling to keep up. Without swift action we will continue to see novel consumer propositions being stifled or re-shaped to fit in with the old way of doing things.
Aiming to help UK households reduce their energy costs and carbon intensity, Amp X is trialling their autonomous, digital energy assistant in up to 60 Living Lab homes.
The forward-looking state of Minas Gerais is looking to support innovation and growth of low emission technologies, not only to support its own goals for Net Zero but to lead technical and economic development that can be exported to other regions of Brazil.
Our webinar ‘Re-Costing Energy: How to Delight Consumers Rather than Bore Them with Bills’ will discuss putting consumers centre stage. Join us 7th June 2021.
Equiwatt incentivises consumers to save energy at peak times through an app-based rewards scheme, by
The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee was one of six select committees of the House of Commons (joining Environmental Audit; Housing, Communities and Local Government; Science and Technology; Transport; and Treasury) to support Climate Assembly UK, a citizens’ assembly on combatting climate change and achieving the pathway to net zero carbon emissions.
Electric vehicle sales are rising from a very low level. Uptake needs to spread beyond early adopters to the entire market. But around 30% of UK households have no access to off-street parking. This paper reports research exploring charging options for these households.
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.
On 16 February, Energy Launchpad is launching an exciting, interactive, and collaborative meeting place for UK innovators and disrupters who are transforming energy markets in the UK and internationally.
Edinburgh-based innovator Amp X is set to trial an autonomous, digital energy assistant in 50 Living Lab homes run by Energy Systems Catapult, aiming to help households to reduce the cost and carbon intensity of their energy and ultimately lead to peer-to-peer trading.
Citizens’ juries have emerged in recent years as a way to engage citizens with complex policy, political and ethical choices. They have a long heritage in other areas of policy (e.g. abortion in Ireland). They are a great way for bringing people to a consensus on how to tackle tricky problems that will affect everyone. This was Dr Matt Lipson’s experience with the Climate Assembly.