Offering independent and technology-agnostic, whole systems expertise to accelerate industrial sites to Net Zero
Whole systems approach to accelerating complex industrial sites to Net Zero
Energy System Catapult can help quantify, reduce and decarbonise industrial sites, through energy efficiencies, on-site renewables or wider network decarbonisation programmes.
We model the complex interactions across the whole energy system between the physical, digital and market systems, across power, gas, heat, and transport, and from generation to consumer. Then take a system engineering approach to plot the best approach to decarbonise sites and accessing the latest clean energy innovations.
We also 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.
What we offer
Energy Systems Catapult helps decarbonise industrial sites at least cost by taking a whole systems, technology -approach.
Decarbonising Campuses, Business Parks and Industrial Sites
Whole systems approach to delivering decarbonisation strategies and action plans for complex sites to accelerate Net Zero.
Whole Systems Modelling
Modelling the complex interactions between the physical, digital and market systems, across power, gas, heat, and transport, from generation to consumption.
Supporting physical, digital and market integration of zero carbon innovations with complex sites, local and national energy systems.
Clean Tech Engineering
Our independent, whole systems approach is technology-agnostic, helping you make the right zero carbon technology choices for your business.
Markets, Policy and Regulation
Engaging with government on the right policy, regulation and support arrangements to create new markets for zero carbon innovations.
Place-based Net Zero Toolkit
Independent, technology-agnostic, whole system models, tools, labs, guides, case studies and data to support the Net Zero innovation at the national level.
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.
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.
Ellesmere Port - Whole Systems Modelling and Systems Engineering
Ellesmere Port in Cheshire is home to one of the UK’s largest industrial clusters – featuring 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 local authority being 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 Ellesmere Port – Cheshire Energy Hub consortium identify a portfolio of opportunities across renewables, hydrogen, carbon capture, energy storage and smart grids that offers long-term, sustainable investment opportunities as a pathway towards 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.
Milford Haven - Systems Engineering
The Milford Haven: Energy Kingdom project is developing local markets to support the transition to hydrogen and renewables for a cluster of major energy infrastructure, including: Liquified Natural Gas terminals, RWE’s 2.2GW gas-fired power plant and National Grid gas pipelines stretching to Kent and Aberdeenshire.
Energy Systems Catapult is providing Energy Kingdom with expert guidance and support from the Systems Engineering team using our Dynamic Energy System Architecting (DESS) methodology.
The architecture will offer a mixture of decarbonisation pathways, while meeting local heating and transportation needs, including:
- Flexibility trading platform to lower costs for consumers using hydrogen-ready hybrid heat pumps and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles,
- Lifting constraints on local development of solar, wind and offshore renewable power generation.
- Novel system architecture allowing integration from national to local network levels
- Future integration of major natural gas infrastructure and current and future large-scale hydrogen infrastructure
- Hydrogen-ready features and technologies into the Port’s housing, commercial and renewables projects.
DESS will help design a solution that can be used as a template for for other Smart Local Energy Systems around the UK. This approach will be made stronger by the incorporation of the views of all players in the hydrogen economy, from generation and storage, transport, import, export to the end users and everything in between.
An essential partner in developing a Net Zero carbon strategy using whole systems analysis to make the right investment decisions.Contact us
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Access the right innovations from the whole value chain that can accelerate your site and wider business to Net Zero.Contact us