We support Central & Devolved Governments with the evidence, insights and innovations to incentivise Net Zero action

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Supporting Government to achieve Net Zero

Energy Systems Catapult takes a whole system approach to Net Zero. Combining a deep understanding of the technical, commercial, and policy worlds, informed by cutting-edge modelling and evidence-based analysis to help decision-makers make the right choices.

Navigate the complexity of the Net Zero transition

With our unique blend of independent whole systems modelling, systems engineering and innovation expertise, we provide you with the evidence and insights needed to understand the pathways available to reach Net Zero.

Design and test policy and regulations

We work with Government, regulators and industry to develop practical, solution-focused market design, policy, and regulatory options and then test them with real people in real homes under controlled conditions.

Friction-free local energy transition

Our pioneering work in delivering Net Zero action in local places, allows us to aggregate the local picture and inform your wider decision-making on policy, infrastructure and progress to Net Zero.

Decarbonising public sector sites

Our Public Sector Decarbonisation Guidance provides you with a consistent, cost-effective approach to cut emissions.

Delivering a just energy transition

By championing and trialling approaches that support low income and vulnerable consumers.

How we can help you...

Pioneering a whole systems approach to accelerating the UK to Net Zero

Markets, Policy & Regulation

We can help you with expertise in energy policy, regulations, and market design - combining deep understanding of technology and economics, informed by cutting-edge modelling and evidence-based analysis.

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Policy Briefs and Consultations

Read our independent and technology-agnostic thought leadership on markets, policy & regulations to help create a Net Zero energy market.

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Test policy & regulations in the real world

Safely test and demonstrate market arrangements, policies and regulations with real consumers in their own homes.

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Whole Systems Modelling

Helping government bodies apply a whole systems identify key opportunities for innovation, investment, policy and regulation in key technologies and sectors.

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Public Sector Decarbonisation Guides

Step-by-step guidance, tools, templates, case studies and webinars to help you decarbonise public sector buildings and sites.

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Harnessing Digital & Data

Drawing on the experience of leading the Energy Data & Digital Taskforces to help you shape policy and regulations.

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Delivering Large Scale Innovation Trials

We can help you carry out large scale demonstrations to prove the feasibility and overcome barriers to the deployment of low carbon innovations at scale.

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Skills and Training for Net Zero Homes

Developing digital strategies for the future energy system to benefit consumers, reduce system costs and facilitate the transition to Net Zero

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Deliver a just energy transition

Our Fair Futures programme help you innovate to deliver a just energy transition that supports low income, vulnerable, disabled and digitally excluded consumers

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Case Studies

Hospitals, military bases, prisons

Modern Energy Partners (MEP) was a two-year, £20million innovation pilot exploring how to decarbonise complex  sites across the public sector estate to help Government reduce carbon emissions 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 Public Sector Decarbonisation Guidance – 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 installing 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.

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