A combination of Government initiatives to enable access to affordable finance and learning from nuclear deployment programmes elsewhere can reduce nuclear project schedules, risks and costs.
The Energy Technologies Institute, working with the Energy System Catapult, examines the commercial development and deployment of new nuclear to determine if it can remain a key part of the future energy mix.
This independent report provides insight into how the distribution system operators could support the power system of the future, and the key issues around how future flexibility could be put to best use for all parties.
This work identified and defined 35 Functions that will need to be implemented in the power system by 2030 to meet the anticipated challenges that it could face.
The drive towards interoperability in the energy system is to ensure that technology, businesses and services are compatible with one another; such that any consumer can use any of their appliances, with any service provider or retailer to access any service. During 2017 and 2018 we carried out a field trial within our unique Living Lab, this insight-paper summarises what we learned about enabling domestic interoperability.
The Consumers, Vehicles and Energy Integration project is a three-year study into how drivers might use electric vehicles and the resulting impact on the energy system. It found that up to 95% of people would be happy to use ‘smart charging’ to avoid times of peak grid demand – if it cut their energy bills.
The Smart Systems and Heat Programme has undertaken research in a range of non-energy sectors, where analogous transitions have taken place. The purpose of this report is to set out the key messages from this research.
The aim of the Vehicle to Grid Britain project is to unlock an understanding of the key drivers supporting the roll out of vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technologies, enabling millions of electric car batteries to become a vital part of the UK energy system.
Heat as a Service is a new model for how businesses sell heating. Consumers who buy Heat as a Service choose how much to spend on the experience they want – feeling warm and comfortable when and where they want in their homes – instead of paying for kilowatt hours of energy.
Setting carbon standards for energy could unleash the innovation needed to achieve a ‘Net Zero’ economy, particularly in hard-to-tackle sectors like heating, according to a new study by Energy Systems Catapult.
The Rethinking Decarbonisation Incentives project explores the near-term options to improve the existing framework of carbon policies, with priority placed on under-incentivised emitters in the UK.
In this report, Energy Systems Catapult explores whether setting standards for the carbon intensity of energy supplied could have some advantages as a policy instrument to drive decarbonisation in the residential heat and road transport sectors.