Energy Systems Catapult
Getting ready to transform the power system
Eric Brown, the head of innovation at the Energy Systems Catapult, outlines the next stages of Future Power System Architecture Project
Editor’s weekly: A challenge awaits response
Network editor Jane Gray breaks down the content of the Future Power Systems Architecture report and wonders if industry will embrace its challenge.
New governance needed for UK power grid: FPSA report
New organisational and governance capabilities will be required in order to support urgent reform of the UK power grid's functionality, according to the authors of the Future Power Systems Architecture (FPSA) report.
Smart energy dynamics: language and modelling methodologies
After the Brexit vote, UK networks have a once in a generation opportunity to advance a whole system methodology for smart energy, says Duncan Botting.
The heat is on: The Smart Systems and Heat Programme
Decarbonisation targets demand a 50-fold ramp up in the conversion of domestic properties to low carbon heating. The Smart Systems and Heat programme will set out how this can be achieved.
Strategy & Management
Energy networks ‘may not have their monopolies’ in 20 years, says regulator
Ofgem chief executive Dermot Nolan has said it is possible energy network operation may become open to competition within the next 20 years.
Energy Systems Catapult outlines five-year plan
The Energy Systems Catapult has outlined its proposed five-year plan of work to help bring about a whole systems approach in the energy market.
FPSA to “challenge” established power system architecture
The Future Power System Architecture Project will “challenge the established architecture” of the power system and identify 35 new or extended functions for the UK power grid when it submits its full report in July, industry leaders heard at an event in London last night.
Technology & Operations
Energy Systems Catapult to move to Birmingham city centre
The Energy Systems Catapult is to move to new offices in the centre of Birmingham this summer to allow it to work more collaboratively while showcasing new technologies.
An introduction to smart energy dynamics
Duncan Botting explains why we are seeing rising interest in whole system analysis of energy needs and a decline in top down control of sector development.
Energy Systems Catapult to outline five-year plan
The Energy Systems Catapult is to outline its proposed five-year plan of work at an official launch event in May.
Integration imperative: Q&A with Philip New
Cross-vector solutions are not an energy system nice to have says Catapult chief executive.
Building the dream: energy systems integration
Is it real life? Or just fantasy? Network explores the vision of a single energy system – why should we desire it and is it feasible to create?
Systems advocate joins Catapult board
The Energy Systems Catapult has appointed an expert in whole energy system modelling to join its board, strengthening its expertise in energy systems integration.
Research and Development
Wake up to the cold economy
As new research highlights the significance of cooling to UK and global decarbonisation targets, Nick Winser explains his new found interest in this overlooked energy vector.