31/08/22 - Testing Your Innovation Using a Whole Systems Approach with WESA
If you’re an energy innovator you know how hard it is to bring your innovation to market.
The Whole Energy Systems Accelerator (WESA) is a world-first energy innovation test and evaluation facility where you can learn about how your innovation interacts between homes, energy networks, and market & policy frameworks in real-time and across a range of potential future energy system and market scenarios.
WESA can provide vital information about the behaviour of consumers in their homes and the way this behaviour interacts with technology, networks, policy, regulation, and commercial models – giving insight into the real-world benefits for consumers and ways to avoid creating new types of vulnerability.
What you will learn
Learn about the benefits of testing your product in real homes with The ESC’s Living Lab, the importance of taking a whole systems approach, and how WESA can help businesses like yours better understand the complexities of rolling out your innovation in the real-world.
You’ll also learn about potential funding pathways that could help fund the test and demo of your great idea.
So come along and learn how we can help you make your idea the next big idea.
Testing Your Innovation Using a Whole Systems Approach with WESA
The Whole Energy Systems Accelerator (WESA) is a world-first energy innovation test and evaluation facility, enabling interactions between homes, energy networks, and market & policy frameworks to be tested in real-time and across a range of potential future energy system and market scenarios.
WESA combines Energy Systems Catapult’s real world test environment of over 1100 digitally connected homes – the Living Lab – with PNDC’s unique power networks demonstration facility to research, test and accelerate multi-vector energy systems that stimulate the advancement of vital innovations needed to reach Net Zero.
Want to test your innovation in real homes, with energy networks, and get help to fund trials? Backed by the Scottish Government, we help innovators develop, test and launch new products and services to decarbonise UK homes.