Catapult and the IET sign up to further collaboration

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Energy Systems Catapult and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) are set to extend their successful collaboration after signing a landmark agreement at the Catapult’s launch at the IET’s London HQ: Savoy Place.

The agreement will see the two organisations work closely together on new energy related projects, following their ongoing work on the Future Power Systems Architecture programme, which has been commissioned by Department of Energy and Climate Change to examine how best to respond effectively to the challenges presented by the energy trilemma: decarbonisation; security of supply and; affordability.

The two organisations will share extensive expertise and experience, combine technical, commercial and customer perspectives – and build deep analysis and evidence to benefit the industry and the need to take a whole energy system approach.

Philip New, chief executive of the Energy Systems Catapult, said: “This agreement is a fantastic example of the collaborative approach we are looking to have with organisations across the energy industry. Our joint working with the IET will have a range of benefits for the industry. We already have an excellent example of the success of our work- the Future Power System Architecture project. I am looking forward to working with the team at the IET.”

Nigel Fine, chief executive of the IET said: “Energy is one of our five key sectors, and our roots are deeply embedded in the industry, so it is great to be working jointly with the Energy Systems Catapult. Our collaboration has been based on analysis, innovation and robust evidence, as well as on maintaining an independent and objective viewpoint. These are features that I would expect to underline our future collaborative work.”

The Catapult aims to help the creation of a clean, intelligent energy system for the UK and has been set up in response to growing awareness of the need to take a whole systems approach to the challenge of transforming the UK’s energy sector, both affordably and securely. The Catapult is also helping the UK capture commercial opportunities and create new businesses across the energy sector.