Reviews current activity with the aim of understanding various perspectives on smart systems, including the interaction between the gas and electricity systems and demand-side technologies.
Development of energy technologies that can significantly reduce global carbon emissions will require an international effort. Recent initiatives from the EU, IEA and G8 demand that the UK take a strategic approach in involvement in international activities, which should include public and private sectors.
Assesses the availability and scarcity of minerals required for the energy system.
Following the recommendation in ERP’s Nuclear Fission Report in 2010, a project was set up to consider what such a roadmap might look like.
The report, published in June 2011 presents a strategic view of the opportunities for electrical and thermal storage to provide a reliable energy supply, setting-out the nature and scale of the challenges that will be faced.
The aim of the ERP “Innovation Milestones to 2050” project was to develop a shared understanding of what current analysis tells us about the technology development milestones and critical decision points for the likely key components of the energy system in 2050.
This piece of work aimed to provide an overarching insight into the Research, Development and Demonstration challenges for technologies related to electricity infrastructure.