Energy Systems Catapult
New partner for 100-home smart energy “Living Lab”
Innovation scheme boosted with central heating efficiency tech
ESC policy review into local energy markets
The Energy Systems Catapult is making businesses aware of the benefits and risks of participating in local energy markets through its policy review: The policy and regulatory context for new Local Energy Markets.
Innovator Support Portal to provide international support for SMEs
The Energy Systems Catapult has launched a new Innovator Support Portal - providing SMEs with an online gateway to investors and international opportunities.
ESC calls on SMEs to apply for Innovation Support
The Energy Systems Catapult is inviting SMEs focused on 'digital platforms and data services' to apply for the third intake of their Innovator Support Platform to receive tailored business incubation and acceleration support.
Catapult chooses five SMEs for Innovator Support Platform
Five SMEs working on innovative heating and cooling solutions have been selected by Energy Systems Catapult to receive tailored business incubation and acceleration support.
Overcoming challenges faced by SMEs
The challenges facing small and medium size enterprises (SMEs) when it comes to engaging with energy networks are wide and varied. Alec Peachey reports on a roundtable debate hosted in association with the Energy Systems Catapult.
Catapult calls for better local energy planning
The number of UK local authority areas reducing their carbon footprint has fallen just days after Parliament approved a move to reach net zero emissions by 2050, according to figures released by the government.
Setting carbon standards key to achieving ‘net zero’ economy
Setting carbon standards for energy could unleash the innovation needed to achieve a 'net zero' economy, according to a new study by the Energy Systems Catapult.
Taskforce sets out recommendations to modernise energy system
Digitalisation sits at the heart of five key recommendations set out by the Energy Data Taskforce that it says will modernise the UK energy system.
Catapult announces board additions
Former MP Laura Sandys and Ofcom director Cristina Data will join the Energy Systems Catapult board as non-executive directors, while Hannah Bronwin is set to become commercial director.
Key figures from across the industry came together in Birmingham to debate how data could enable the transformation of the energy sector. Greg Pitcher reports.
Research highlights low carbon innovations
Vulnerable households could benefit or suffer further injustice from the switch to low carbon technology, according to new research by the University of Sussex and the Energy Systems Catapult.
Smart Energy Plan developed for council
A Smart Energy Plan has been developed for Bridgend County Borough Council with support from the Energy Systems Catapult, Welsh Government, the Energy Technologies Institute and other stakeholders.
First trial selling ‘heat as a service’ instead of KWh
Bristol Energy has become the first energy supplier in the UK to trial selling 'heat as a service', rather than kilowatt hours (kWh).
Technology & Operations
Innovative project highlights integrated energy solutions
Public sector sites, including a university and military bases, will host a pilot project to develop smart, integrated energy solutions to cut energy costs and carbon emissions across the public sector estate, stimulating a potential £100 billion annual global market.
Local energy planning needed to meet decarbonisation targets
Local authorities should have more of a say in the planning of their energy systems and infrastructure to meet decarbonisation targets at the least cost, according to a study carried out by the Energy Systems Catapult (ESC).
Phase 3 of FPSA programme completed
The Future Power System Architecture programme is recommending more agile change and governance for the UK power system.
The Energy Systems Catapult's 'Rethinking decarbonisation incentives' project is taking a fresh look at how the UK could reform policies to promote clean growth and efficient economy-wide decarbonisation over the long term. Last month leading industry voices took part in a roundtable discussion hosted by Network and the Catapult to discuss the different sector drivers, and future options for policy reform. Adam John was there.
Energy Data Taskforce launched
Energy Minister Claire Perry has launched an Energy Data Taskforce.
ETI outlines energy system scenarios
The Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) has highlighted two different energy scenarios that demonstrate how the UK could decarbonise heat to meet its 2050 climate change targets.
The emergence of EVs
A roundtable discussion hosted by Network, in conjunction with the Energy Systems Catapult, centred around why a whole systems perspective is required if stakeholders are to respond most effectively to the challenges and opportunities that arise in the take-up of electric vehicles. Alec Peachey reports.
Industry comes together to discuss take-up of EVs
Senior stakeholders from the energy and automotive sectors, together with their customers, came together to discuss the preparations needed for the mass take-up of electric vehicles at an event which was held at the MINI Plant Oxford yesterday (17 May).
Energy Systems Catapult central to ISCF Energy Revolution
The Energy Systems Catapult (ESC) will play a central role in coordinating local consortia that successfully bid for a share of the £41.5 million Energy Revolution fund.
Getting regulation right
The Energy Systems Catapult was created to help remove the obstacles preventing innovators from bringing new products, services and business models to market. The body - in conjunction with Network - held an industry briefing at its office in Birmingham to examine some of these hurdles, how they can be dismantled and the potential opportunities on offer.
Technology & Operations
Energy Systems Catapult expands regional presence
The Energy Systems Catapult (ESC) has expanded its presence with the launch of a new East Midlands Hub in Derby.
ETI calls for rethink over heat
The Energy Technology Institute (ETI) says consumers could be ready to move to low-carbon heat, but only if industry rethinks the consumer proposition.
Home is where the heat is
Network Magazine, in association with Utility Week and the Energy Systems Catapult recently hosted a roundtable event where the subject of new business models for the decarbonisation of heat was discussed. Alice Cooke reports.
The future of our power system architecture
The latest findings from the government-sponsored Future Power System Architecture programme are out. Tom Grimwood takes a look at them.
New players pose risk to power system
"A host of new players" in the power system pose a risk to its stability if government does not act to help co-ordinate their integration, experts have warned.
Strategy & Management
Unleashing innovative SMEs ‘vital’ for transforming grids
Networks must do more to unleash the potential of innovative small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), according to a new study launched at Utility Week Live.
Strategy & Management
Energy Systems Catapult and Beama formalise joint working
The Energy Systems Catapult and Beama have signed a new agreement for joint working on energy system innovation.