Energy Systems Catapult’s mission is to be at the centre of this transition towards a net zero economy, as a trusted partner for businesses as they chart their course to the future, low carbon energy system.
Get a taste of the vast array of activity and partnerships that Energy Systems Catapult were involved in during 2018-19 – touching every part of the energy system – and looking to the year ahead.
The Challenge and Opportunity
The challenge the energy sector faces is to achieve a net zero economy in an affordable way, that goes with the grain of consumer behaviour, understands the complex infrastructure challenges, and ensures UK innovators unlock the value in the energy markets of the future by getting products and services to market at scale.
Energy Systems Catapult is here to help innovative businesses tackle the most difficult challenges facing the energy sector, as the UK moves to a net zero economy.
That means using the unique set of capabilities we have built up over the past four years to help SMEs and large companies think about what the future of energy will look like – and to help them develop new products and services that will capture the commercial opportunity of this transformation. It also means working with government and regulators to design markets, policies and regulation that can unleash the innovation we need.
During 2018-19, we worked with energy suppliers to develop new propositions which are being deployed in the market. We worked with product innovators to test how their technologies perform in real people’s homes. And we have piloted innovative new approaches, such as energy-as-a-service and local area energy planning, which we think could be essential to the energy market of the future.