The Department for Education and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy commissioned Energy Systems Catapult to carry out a short investigation with the aim of identifying the principal challenges and opportunities associated with decarbonising the English school estate – which is responsible for a quarter of carbon emissions from the public sector estate.
Energy Systems Catapult and five local authorities in Greater Manchester have won funding for a pioneering clean energy project – that will develop 10 renewable schemes across the city – and create a blueprint that can be replicated in other regions across the UK aiming for Net Zero carbon emissions.
The Flexibly-Responsive Energy Delivery project, led by Evergreen Smart Power, is testing a software platform that provides Demand Side Response (DSR) by integrating and managing energy technologies in real time, reacting to grid conditions to increase or reduce their electricity consumption. This report summarises consumer insights on electric vehicle charging and DSR based on five participants from the FRED project.
The Flexibly-Responsive Energy Delivery project, led by Evergreen Smart Power, is testing a software platform that integrates and manages energy technologies in real time, reacting to grid conditions to increase or reduce their electricity consumption. Energy Systems Catapult is gathering insights about consumers’ expectations, understanding and experiences of this flexible approach to energy consumption.
Three locations and three delivery contractors have been announced to install electric heat pumps into 750 homes for the £14.6m Electrification of Heat Demonstration project being managed by Energy Systems Catapult.
Decarbonising heat is the biggest challenge the UK faces in terms of transforming the energy system to meet carbon reduction targets and achieve our clean growth ambitions. Between 2015 and 2019, Energy Systems Catapult delivered the UK’s largest smart, consumer-focused project aimed at overcoming the barriers to the decarbonisation of residential heat – the Smart Systems and Heat programme.
Energy Systems Catapult will act as Management Contractor for the £14.6 million Electrification of Heat Demonstration Project on behalf of the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.
This insight paper, delivered as part of the Smart Systems and Heat programme, details some of key benefits of Heat Plans and gives a four-step guide to designing a service customers will love.
This insight paper, delivered as part of the Smart Systems and Heat programme, explains how digital technology has can keep us warm at home, as well as cut carbon emissions.
This Smart Systems and Heat insight paper argues the case for selling ‘Heat Plans’ instead of kilowatt hours, which few consumers understand.
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 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.