We empower and advise Local Authorities, Network Operators, and Central & Devolved Governments to take Net Zero action… mobilising the plans, projects, processes and partners you need to decarbonise local areas

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Britain's independent leader in delivering Net Zero action in local places

Our Place platform works with you to build robust strategies, plans and delivery approaches to navigate your place towards Net Zero, and understand the impacts. Combining cutting edge whole system modelling with stakeholder insights to support informed and aligned investment decision-making with consumers at the heart.

Each local area is unique, and the right decarbonisation strategy will depend on the geography, building types, energy infrastructure, energy demand, resources, urban growth plans and low carbon ambitions and investment plans of communities and stakeholders.

We help Local Authorities turn Net Zero ambition into action

We empower your Local Authority for Net Zero action providing and helping to mobilise the plans, projects and approaches needed to decarbonise your local area and convene the right stakeholders to enable investment and success.

We equip Network Operators to succeed in the future energy system

We help your Network make low cost, no-regret investment decisions on local energy infrastructure.​ We can provide whole-systems expertise, independent insights and trusted stakeholder reach that delivers bespoke practical solutions.

​We help Central and Devolved Governments foster a friction-free local energy transition

By providing technical advice, targeted support to programmes, places and stakeholders, and aggregating the local picture, we inform your wider Government decision-making on policy, infrastructure, stakeholder engagement, and the tracking national progress towards Net Zero.

Products and Services

Pioneering a whole systems approach to accelerating local places to Net Zero

Case Studies

York & North Yorkshire

Local Energy Asset Representation is a modelling tool developed by Energy Systems Catapult that using geospatial data analysis and aspects of machine learning to identify the Net Zero opportunities and energy system challenges in a local area. It pulls together local information on energy supply & demand, energy assets across generation, storage & distribution, social factors like fuel poverty and characteristics like building design types and local geography.

The York & North Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (YNY LEP) utilised LEAR to support their vision for achieving net zero emissions by 2050 and milestone of 78% reduction by 2035. Locally, five local authorities have declared a climate emergency setting challenging decarbonisation targets up to twenty years ahead of that target. YNY LEP area covers well over 8,000 km2 and has a population of around 825,000 people.

YNY LEP requested their LEAR provide an understanding of the building stock in the local area by geographic location, including analysis of:

  • Types of dwellings including building fabric
  • Types of heating systems
  • Annual and peak energy demands
  • Potential for domestic on-roof solar PV and off-street parking for electric vehicle charging
  • An assessment of energy networks that serve them including capacity and embedded generation.

The LEAR also provided information on the levels of employment and deprivation correlating to the building by building assessment in each area.

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How to work with us

We are not-for-profit, independent and technology-agnostic – building a trusted track record of delivering thought leadership, collaborative R&D and commercial commissions – so are uniquely placed to take on the challenges that others cannot tackle.

Collaborate with us: We work with partners from the public and private sectors to secure funding and collectively deliver the innovation projects and thought leadership that tackle the hardest challenges in the way to Net Zero.

Commission us: We offer independent support, evidence and insights – with technical, commercial and policy expertise – to identify and deliver Net Zero innovation priorities. Then actively support clients to develop actionable plans for implementation.

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