Expert, independent and technology-agnostic, we are uniquely placed to help define options for a future energy system

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Co-developing the design of the future Net Zero energy system

Dynamic Energy System Architecting (DESA) is a method for government, regulators, academia and industry to co-develop the future energy system in a way that the physical, informational, operational and economic components of a system are organised and integrated.

DESA facilitates the creation of an energy systems architecture by reaching compromises between the individual requirements of stakeholders to meet the overall objectives of the whole system. This starts with high-level conceptual goals and adds detail incrementally to create an energy system design. It allows us to manage different stakeholder perspectives and to understand the implications of different design choices within an integrated, inter-operable energy system.

As an expert, independent, technology-agnostic organisation, Energy Systems Catapult is uniquely placed to help define options for a future energy system that integrates the disparate physical, digital and market systems, against the background of rapid technological and societal change.

Through a structured approach to managing risk, lowering costs and accelerating implementation, we have developed a range of capabilities and assets, expertise, tools, and methods that support the full lifespan of an integrated system solution.

Dynamic Energy System Architecting enables:

Designing the system

Designing the structure and interoperability requirements.

Describing the system

Describing the different elements with internal and external relationships.

Defining the system

Defining the rules governing a future energy system that brings together physical energy systems, market systems, information technology systems, services, and people into a coherent whole.

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How to work with us

Energy Systems Catapult provides technical, commercial and policy expertise to drive innovation across the whole energy system.

Our independent and technology-agnostic approach, has built a trusted track record in delivering thought leadership, collaborative R&D and commercial commissioning.

Providing a range of capabilities, tools and labs – from world class Net Zero modelling and cutting-edge systems engineering – through to digital and data science and real-world innovation trials that drive start-ups to success.

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Supporting energy companies and networks, industrial sites and commercial businesses to navigate to Net Zero.

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Supporting government, local authorities and innovators to create the new policies, markets, business models and technologies we need to deliver Net Zero.

Collaborate with us

Providing expert, independent and technology-agnostic systems engineering to help define options for a future energy system.

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