In April 2020, the Energy Research Partnership brought together key industry and government stakeholders to conduct a ‘state of the industry’ review the role of energy storage in the UK energy network to achieve Net-Zero.
Projects & Publications
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Role of Hydrogen in UK energy system
Hydrogen is already entering the energy system, but requires a long-term plan if it is to be used for heat or transport, to make it zero-carbon.
Transition to low-carbon heat
Considers options for low-carbon heating to understand their implications for users and energy systems.
Prospects for CO2-EOR in the UKCS
There is a narrow time window to deliver CO2-EOR. Policy decisions made by 2017 on Phase 1 & 2 CCS will determine the extent that the benefits from CO2-EOR are realised.
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.
Engaging the public in the transformation of the energy system
Recommends the need for a Strategic Narrative and the importance of engaging with the public.
Industrial Energy Efficiency
Published in November 2011, ERP’s preliminary Key Messages report on Industrial Energy Efficiency emphasised the need for a greater focus on energy efficiency to deliver low cost carbon reductions.
Public Engagement Workshop, 10 May 2013
This workshop brought together a cross-section of academics and public and private sector colleagues with a range of experiences in public engagement to inform ERP’s work on Public Engagement.
Nuclear Technology RD&D Roadmap
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.
In September 2010 ERP published a report on nuclear fission that took a long-term view of nuclear as an energy source, looking at future fuel cycles, capacity and responsiveness as well as recognising security and proliferation issues.
Analysis of Energy Systems Scenarios
ERP’s report Energy Innovation Milestones to 2050 built on an analysis of public and private sector scenarios for the UK’s energy system, bringing out some of the common themes and areas of uncertainty.
Innovation Milestones to 2050
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.
Carbon Capture and Storage
ERP’s work in this area aims to provide an overview of the development of CCS and provide input to inform decisions about demonstration projects.