Energy Systems Catapult set out our current thinking on policies for decarbonising buildings over the next two decades in ‘Six steps to zero carbon buildings’ and the accompanying ‘Towards an enduring policy framework to decarbonise buildings’.
This is the second in a series of six policy briefs providing further detail on each of the six steps.
This policy brief sets out the case for reforming how we regulate energy networks as part of a wider policy framework to decarbonise buildings and achieve Net Zero.
We propose embedding a new approach to whole system Local Area Energy Planning (LAEP) within the price control and investment framework for GB gas, electricity and heat networks. This would focus network planning and investment decisions more clearly on delivering what is best for the energy system as a whole (i.e, across all energy vectors and users), while taking better account of local needs and ambitions that are identified through Local Area Energy Planning processes that are led and convened by local authorities.
This approach should help ensure that network operators do not hinder potential progress by local areas aiming to achieve local ambitions ahead of national targets.
Our vision for energy networks’ investment in Net Zero involves:
Six Steps to Zero Carbon Buildings – Step 3: Make energy networks invest for Net Zero by adapting the RIIO2 framework
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