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.
The Covid-19 pandemic may have caused disruption to some consumer energy projects. But for Energy System Catapult’s Living Lab, disruption has been minimal and innovation trials have continued uninterrupted over the past 15 months.
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.
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 the Energy Systems Catapult and PNDC.
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.
AirEx has created a smart ventilation control – or put more simply – an intelligent airbrick, that uses sensors to monitor temperature, humidity and air quality in the home. Energy Systems Catapult is working with AirEx to support product validation and accelerate to market, including exploiting data from a trial in our Living Lab to support product development, business planning, and a larger scale trial.
The Living Lab has relaunched for innovation trials after undergoing significant improvements over the six-months of lockdown – including a new digital integration platform.
We’re offering free virtual ‘Meet the Experts’ sessions for our Living Lab now, to help UK businesses striving to accelerate their energy innovations to market.
This trial for the Energy Revolution Integration Service explored how smart heating controls may help vulnerable households afford the energy they need to be safe, healthy and comfortable.
Bristol Energy became the first energy supplier in the UK to sell ‘Heat as a Service’ – tailoring an offer based consumers’ individual home and lifestyle, rather than selling kilowatt hours of gas.
Energy Systems Catapult is partnering with the Smart Home Expo 2020, taking place on 15-16 September 2021 at Birmingham’s NEC.
Baxi Heating UK trialled ‘Heat as a Service’ with households in our Living Lab, creating a proposition that bundled a new heating system together with energy for a fixed monthly price.
Energy Systems Catapult created a heat-as-a-service offering called a ‘Heat Plan’ – where instead of buying units of energy (kWh), consumers buy hours of warmth in their home – called ‘Warm Hours’.