Independent and technology agnostic, whole systems approach to accelerating complex sites to Net Zero

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Innovate to accelerate your business to Net Zero

Energy System Catapult is an essential partner in developing a zero carbon strategy and accessing innovations from across the energy system value chain that can accelerate your path to Net Zero.

Our independent, whole systems approach is technology-agnostic, harnessing insights on clean technology, digital innovations and new business model to help you make the right zero carbon choices for your business.

We work closely with Government to help them develop the best policy, regulation and support arrangements for UK industry by testing zero carbon innovations with businesses in the real world.

Industrial sites

Supporting industrial sites to decarbonise at least cost by utilising whole systems modelling to plot a pathway to Net Zero.

Business Parks & Campuses

Developing practical Net Zero actions plans for universities, hospitals, business parks and other campus-style sites using whole systems engineering, site-specific data and the latest clean energy innovations.


What we offer

Energy Systems Catapult helping the complex sites navigate to Net Zero, with practical approaches based on bespoke data.

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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.

Commission us

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

Collaborate with us

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

Case studies

Our Place-Based Net Zero Toolkit

Modern Energy Partners  (MEP) was a two-year, £20million innovation pilot exploring how to decarbonise the public sector estate to help Government reduce carbon emission by 50% by 2032.

The project was a collaborative cross-departmental programme, coordinated and delivered by Energy Systems Catapult and funded by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and the Cabinet Office, with additional match funding from pathfinder sites.

MEP investigated a test bed of 42 sites responsible for over 4 million tCO2e carbon emissions – equating to 3.2% of Ministry of Defence (MOD), 13% of Ministry of Justice (MOJ) and 3.5% of NHS sites, including three pathfinder sites:

  • HM Sheppey Prison Cluster
  • HMS Collingwood – Royal Navy base
  • NHS Goole and District Hospital

MEP developed systematic, repeatable and scalable approaches to decarbonising sites. Firstly, the rapid deployment of data gathering technologies and techniques to appraise the net zero potential of sites – including installating telemetry across 23 sites.

Secondly, a range of tools and templates allowing sites to develop decarbonisation plans – including plans for 24 sites to reduce emissions on average by 70% by 2032. Thirdly, MEP carried out initial carbon reduction works at the three pathfinder sites – including installing 21,515 LEDs light bulbs and smart Building Management Systems that now control 176,990 m2 of buildings.

Commission us

Helping the owners of complex sites navigate to Net Zero, with a pioneering approach that offers practical steps to deliver real action based on bespoke data.

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