This blog, as part of the Rethinking Electricity Markets project, describes a framework methodology and metrics that can be used to estimate the full set of cost and benefits associated with a wide range of low/zero carbon technologies, including generation, storage, interconnection, demand reduction and demand response.
Achieving zero carbon electricity by 2035 (as recommend by the Climate Change Committee) will be key to decarbonising many other sectors, including road transport, buildings (i.e. heating), and industry. The UK Emissions Trading System combined with electricity decarbonisation policy mandates could be vital.
A world-first, energy innovation ecosystem, the Whole Energy Systems Accelerator (WESA), is a step closer following a collaboration agreement between the Living Lab at the Energy Systems Catapult and PNDC.
The UK wants to be a global leader in the fight against climate change, and it can take a massive step forward this year by increasing the ambition of the new UK Emissions Trading System.
The Energy White Paper launched in December was designed to present a vision for how government intends to make the transition to a Net Zero energy system by 2050. This insight article focuses specifically on the impact for Smart Local Energy Systems (SLES).
On the 19th May, George Day will be on panel discussing ‘Delivering System Flexibility and the EV Rollout’ at the Utility Week Live Summit.
Phil New and Laura Sandys will both be participating in the Keynote Plenary at the Utility Week Live Summit on 18th May 2021.
The government needs to get out of the way to enable innovators to accelerate the shift to a carbon-free electricity grid well before 2050, according to a new report by Energy Systems Catapult. Rethinking Electricity Markets calls for a new wave of reforms to create a zero carbon electricity grid that works for consumers.
Rethinking Electricity Markets is an Energy Systems Catapult initiative to develop proposals to reform electricity markets so that they best enable innovative, efficient, whole energy system decarbonisation.
Rebecca Stafford will be discussing the practicalities of delivering the government aim of a green industrial revolution. Join her on 25th May 2021.
The UK has made great progress in decarbonising electricity over the past decade. Tackling transport and heat will be next, where the potential of digitalisation will be crucial. Policymakers face a raft of challenges. Energy Systems Catapult believes the architecture of the energy system requires a rethink. Strategy and Performance Director Guy Newey explains.
The Developing Carbon Credit Markets report explores how linking sectoral policies through trading can play a key role in opening a pathway to an economy-wide carbon policy framework. This report is part of the Net Zero Carbon Policy project, focusing on how the UK can develop an innovation-friendly, economy-wide framework for Net Zero.