Independent and technology-agnostic, whole systems approach to accelerating low carbon energy to market

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Accelerating innovation in renewable energy to create a Net Zero energy system

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 Renewable Energy from a whole systems perspective:

  • Renewables – expertise in solar, wind and marine generation, including: technology, systems and supporting infrastructure. Informing decision making to help give industry the confidence to target investments that accelerate technology adoption, and grid-scale impacts.

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

DTOceanPlus was an ambitious EU project – funded by the Horizon 2020 – to develop and demonstrate an open source suite of design tools to accelerate innovation and commercialisation in the ocean energy sector.

The consortium brought together representatives of all key user and stakeholder groups and developers of Europe’s leading ocean energy sub-systems, devices and arrays.

Energy Systems Catapult provided expertise in Offshore Renewables, Systems Integration, Modelling, and Infrastructure and Engineering to develop a structured innovation design tool for concept selection of ocean energy systems.

This included:

  • Best practice guidance for concept selection,
  • Defining technical requirements in terms of digital information, data and the assessment process to fulfil user requirements,
  • Developing, testing and verifying the Structured Innovation design tool.

The DTOcean+ (2018-2021) project – with a total budget of 8 million euros, developed and demonstrated a suite of second-generation advanced design tools for the selection, development, and deployment of ocean energy systems.

Users of the DTOcean+ suite of tools will be able to generate designs for innovative ocean energy technologies and deployments. These designs are optimised for a wide variety of key metrics including lifetime costs, reliability, availability, maintainability, survivability, performance, environmental impact and socio-economic impact.

They also balance technological and financial risk which, in combination with greatly improved cost effectiveness, ensure that ocean energy technologies become significantly more commercially attractive.

Collaborate with us

Working in consortiums across governments, industry, utilities and local authorities to support the acceleration of low carbon energy across the UK.

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