Independent and technology-agnostic, whole systems approach to accelerating innovation and flexibility across network infrastructure

 

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Accelerating innovation to create smart, flexible energy networks

Energy Systems Catapult offer world class systems engineering, working with government, regulators, industry, academia and innovators to overcome barriers and navigate the transition to Net Zero.

The Infrastructure and Engineering team offering specialist knowledge and practical experience in technology development and deployment, considering the technological, engineering, economic, regulatory and policy implications for innovations and investment decisions.

We have technical experts offering insights on Networks from a whole systems perspective:

  • Networks – assessing impact of new technologies, developing and adapting infrastructure network strategies to enable cost effective energy delivery and examining the detailed interactions between energy storage and other means of providing energy system flexibility.

What we offer

Technology development and deployment

We provide evidence-based guidance to the UK innovation community to help maximise the value of:

  • Innovation assessments for new technologies, such as performance and cost characteristics
  • Technical due-diligence
  • Innovation management capability to support the progression of technologies towards commercialisation
  • Market positioning and partnering options to accelerate innovations towards commercialisation
  • Techno-economic analysis to assess the competitiveness of technologies and associated innovations in decarbonised future energy systems.

Supporting market and policy development

Our independent, whole systems approach can help develop market and policy frameworks that support new technologies deployed to optimise integration, deliver new services and value streams using multiple energy-vectors (electricity, heat, gas, hydrogen, etc).

Case Studies

Collaborate with us

Cheshire, in the North West of England, is home to one of the UK’s largest industrial clusters.

The region features major manufacturing employers, including oil refining, glass manufacture, nuclear enrichment, chemical production and automotive. This concentration of industry means the area around Ellesmere Port consumes around 5% of the UK’s energy, with Cheshire West and Chester the fourth largest carbon emitter in the country with a climate emergency declared locally.

Energy Systems Catapult provided whole systems modelling and systems engineering capabilities to help the consortium identify a portfolio of opportunities across renewables, hydrogen, carbon capture, energy storage and smart grids which offer long-term, sustainable investment opportunities in net zero.

An investment blueprint has been developed which could see £1 billion spent on low carbon projects in Cheshire and nearly 3 million tonnes of CO2 saved by 2030.

Collaborate with us

Working with government, industry, utilities, local authorities and innovators to support the acceleration of innovation across energy networks.

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