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A whole energy systems approach can help deliver the Clean Growth Strategy

17 October 2017

Jo Coleman
Jo Coleman Director, Strategy Development

To effectively decarbonise by 2050 and provide clean, affordable, secure energy, whole systems analysis is important to help innovators identify and unleash opportunities. We are not talking about new revolutionary ideas, rather developing, commercialising and integrating the known but underdeveloped technologies.

The UK must look to renew and transform its energy infrastructure, but it’s important to do this efficiently so that consumer bills are kept at an affordable rate and ensure our industries remain competitive. If policies are reliable and reward real emissions reductions, then the power of innovation can deliver the right mix of investment in low carbon energy infrastructure for the future.

The ETI believe that the next decade is vital in order to develop, prove and commercialise low carbon technologies, new commercial propositions, supply chains and business models, but the UK needs to act now. As part of the ESC, SAF will continue to work with government, industry and academia on energy systems modelling, analysis and design to explore innovative decarbonisation models across electricity, heat and transport to help deliver on the ambitions of the Clean Growth Strategy.

The integration of new technologies and business models will also need to be demonstrated at scale to examine the impact on consumers. A ‘learn by doing’ approach will allow for testing the underlying value of an innovation and its potential role.