Realising Transition Pathways - Whole Systems Analysis for a UK More Electric Low Carbon Energy Future

Lead Research Organisation: University of Bath
Department Name: Mechanical Engineering

Abstract

The project will extend the work of the Transition Pathways project, in which an innovative collaboration
between engineers, social scientists and policy analysts developed and analysed a set of 'transition
pathways' towards a UK low carbon electricity system. The pathways aimed to meet the UK's target of an
80% cut on 1990 levels of greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. The team developed and applied tools to
analyse the technical feasibility, social acceptability and environmental and economic impacts of these
pathways. The research built a sound platform from which to address the challenge of realising a low
carbon transition.

The aim of the new project is to explore what needs to be done to achieve a transition that successfully
addresses the energy policy 'trilemma', i.e. the simultaneous delivery of low carbon, secure and affordable
energy services. We focus on electricity, but in a context that includes the electrical provision of heat and
transport, and key EU developments and policies. The project will inform thinking and decision-making
about technological and behavioural developments, and the roles of key energy system 'actors',
governance arrangements and regulations in a low carbon transition. The team will:

1. Analyse actors' choices and decisions in past, current and prospective developments in electricity
supply and demand;

2. Analyse the social, behavioural and technical drivers and implications of electricity users' responses
to incentives on the demand side and how to integrate these responses into electricity systems;

3. Undertake techno-economic modelling and energy and environmental assessments of the
developments in electricity supply (including transmission and distribution networks) needed to
meet this responsive demand.

This research will inform decision-making by central and local government policy-makers, energy firms -
both incumbents and new entrants, and civil society groups with an interest in energy policy. Following
analysis by the Committee on Climate Change and in view of its commitments under national and
European targets, the UK government is envisioning a rapid expansion of low-carbon electricity generation
as a key means of moving towards a low carbon economy. However, this will require significant and interconnected
changes in the patterns of energy service demands, market and regulatory frameworks and
energy company business models, as well as technological innovation and deployment. This research aims
to inform decision-making by:

1. investigating how the choices and interactions of actors and structural factors could contribute to the
realisation of low carbon pathways, and what are likely to be key decision or branching points;
2. assessing the role of future demand responses, understanding the factors that drive energy demand
and energy-using behaviour, and integrating this analysis within a whole-systems framework of
electricity system development;
3. developing a set of interacting and complementary tools to analyse electricity network infrastructure
investment and operational decisions, in order to model decisions to invest in the range of fossil
and low carbon generation, taking into account market design and subsidy mechanisms;
4. appraising the energy and environmental performance of the technological mix, on a whole systems
basis, analysing future economic costs, benefits, risks and returns, and uncertainties, and using
economic models to explore wider social welfare, growth and employment impacts.

These strands of research will be brought together to form a 'whole systems analysis' of the technical,
environmental, economic, and social implications of alternative transition pathways to a UK low carbon
electricity future.

Planned Impact

The project outputs and on-going stakeholder engagement will have significant impacts. The main outputs will be analyses of the dynamics of realising a successful transition to a UK low carbon electricity system. These analyses will inform thinking and decision making about the roles of actors, governance arrangements, regulations, and technological and behavioural developments, in ways that will help key actors play their part in addressing the energy and climate policy 'trilemma' - balancing climate change mitigation, energy security and affordability of energy services. Beneficiaries will include a broad cross section of energy-related stakeholders, including power companies, e.g. E.On, RWE NPower, transmission and distribution companies e.g. National Grid and Western Power Distribution, UK national and local government e.g. DECC and BIS, regulators and key advisory bodies, including Ofgem and the Committee on Climate Change, industry, e.g. Rolls Royce and Carbon Trust and research funders, e.g., the Research Councils and the RCUK Energy Programme. In the short and medium term, power companies will benefit from our work on mapping and analysing actor dynamics and their changing roles in the contemporary UK electricity system and on realising transition pathways in alternative market and policy contexts. Longer term they will benefit from by the whole systems energy and environmental appraisal of low carbon technologies and pathways and horizon scanning of low carbon power systems. The project outputs will potentially impact their investment decisions in renewable energy technologies, network and infrastructure reinforcement and customer interaction. Transmission and distribution companies will benefit from the outputs in relation to the economic analysis and appraisal of different pathways and options, realising a smart demand side, and whole systems modelling of the role and value of demand side response. These areas could have a significant impact as these companies develop their strategies and submissions for the RIIO ED1 period (to be implemented in 2015) with an emphasis on customer satisfaction, reliability and social obligations. In the short and medium term, policymakers, regulators and consumer groups will benefit, from the outputs on potential pathway branching points and insights from historical transitions, which will help them address the nature and scale of the challenges they face in a radical low carbon transition. The whole systems analysis will provide an insight into environmental appraisal of the energy sector, including the implications of factors such as 'upstream emissions'. For example, this will support the ongoing DECC 2050 pathways work, the setting of and advice on carbon budgets, Ofgem's RIIO ED1 framework and LCNF planning and ongoing Committee on Climate Change work. Longer term the outputs of the project may influence future Government policy in relation to meeting 80% carbon emissions reduction targets by 2050, the smart grid rollout and possibly at an EU level, the proposed European Supergrid. In the medium term OEM suppliers to the power companies / network operators will benefit from the horizon scanning and whole systems appraisal of low carbon power systems, which will provide valuable insights into the likely equipment required to meet the changing needs of the electricity industry. The international nature of the industry and its suppliers means that the research impact will go beyond the UK, with the opportunity to influence policy and network developments in the EU and potentially in rapidly growing countries, e.g. China and India. Research Councils will benefit from the project's advances in interdisciplinary and whole systems working, the development of significant interdisciplinary research capacity, and the horizon scanning research. Indirect beneficiaries will include other utilities facing low carbon transitions e.g. water industry, gas suppliers or transport infrastructure.

Publications

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Description One of the key areas of development throughout the project to date has been the further development of three core transition pathways that were developed during phase 1 of the project, Transition Pathways. The pathways (Market Rules, Central Co-ordination and Thousand Flowers) explore the roles of market, governance and civil society actors respectively in realising a transition to a UK low carbon electricity system. These are currently undergoing revision to take account of energy sector developments since 2010. The focus of the overall work is on electricity but in a context that includes the electrical provision of heat and transport, and key EU developments and policies. To date the project has developed and applied a variety of tools (models) and approaches to analyse the technical feasibility, environmental impacts, economic consequences, and societal acceptability of the core pathways. The project is further exploring the constraints and opportunities in realising a low carbon UK energy sector, including those stemming from European developments. This involves a series of new studies on historical transition experiences, 'branching points' on pathways, strategic issues (including horizon scanning of medium-term technological developments on the supply-side, the network infrastructure and the demand-side over the period to 2050), as well as network, market simulation and behavioural modelling, with 'whole systems' appraisal' of key energy technologies and the full pathways within a 'sustainability framework'. The overall research project was carried out under four interlocking groupings or 'Wedges': Wedge A: Pathways, Actors and Governance; Wedge B: Integrating Demand Response; Wedge C: Systems and Network Modelling and Evaluation; and Wedge D: Strategic Appraisal and Decision Making. A journal paper stemming from the latter wedge identified the upstream 'greenhouse gas' impacts of the three pathways {Hammond, G.P. and A. O'Grady, 2014. 'The implications of upstream emissions from the power sector', Proc. Instn Civil. Engrs: Energy, 167 (1): 9-19 [DOI: 10.1680/ener.13.00006]}, and was awarded the Institution of Civil Engineers' James Watt Medal in 2015. Many of the key socio-technical findings have subsequently been reported in a special issue of the journal Proc. Instn Mech. Engrs Part A: Journal of Power and Energy (Vol. 231, Issue 6, 2017) entitled 'Realising Transition Pathways'. It includes a substantial paper by the 10 Co-Investigators {Chilvers, J., T.J. Foxon, S. Galloway, G.P. Hammond, D. Infield, M. Leach, P.J.G. Pearson, N. Strachan, G. Strbac, and M. Thomson, 2017. 'Realising transition pathways for a more electric, low carbon energy system in the UK: Challenges, insights and opportunities', Proc. Instn Mech. Engrs Part A: Journal of Power and Energy, 231 (6): 440-477 [DOI: 10.1177/0957650917695448]} that reports the principal findings of the project.
Exploitation Route The findings from the project could be taken forward via various means, including: academic publications, the project website (http://www.realisingtransitionpathways.org.uk/) and Twitter @RealisingTP. The Consortium is currently finalising an interdisciplinary exploration of the Thousand Flowers pathway, via a report entitled 'Distributing power: A transition to a civic energy future', which is due to be launched in spring 2015 and will be widely available. At the end of the project in 2016 it is proposed that a final dissemination conference will be held to provide an overview of the findings from the project and proposed future work - including invited speakers. Invitation to the event will be open to all, including: Ofgem, BEIS, CCC, the energy sector, government, industry and the general public.
Sectors Communities and Social Services/Policy,Construction,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Education,Energy,Environment,Financial Services, and Management Consultancy,Transport

URL http://www.realisingtransitionpathways.org.uk/
 
Description Key findings from the project are being used via dissemination across a wider audience. A series of small workshops have been held, where speakers have been invited from niche community energy projects in the UK to share their work and find out more about the Consortium's work. There have also been numerous publications made throughout the project which are now publicly available. The Consortium has developed approaches to wider extensive communication and engagement, including public audiences, though the dedicated project website (http://www.realisingtransitionpathways.org.uk/) and a social media presence through Twitter @RealisingTP. The Consortium has been closely engaged with members of its Advisory Board, that is chaired by James Smith (Chairman of the Carbon Trust, and ex-CEO of Shell UK), and includes representatives from UK Government departments and agencies (the Committee on Climate Change, DECC, EPSRC, and Ofgem), industry (E.On UK, National Grid, Rolls Royce, RWE npower, and Western Power Distribution), and other stakeholders. Many of the Co-Investigators have also been involved in wider dissemination via public events such as Cafe Scientifique and meetings with climate friendly communities, as well as the 'University Research Day Schools Project' in Scotland. The Consortium is currently finalising an interdisciplinary exploration of the Thousand Flowers pathway, via a report entitled 'Distributing power: A transition to a civic energy future', which is due to be launched in spring 2015. A final dissemination conference which attracted over 80 people drawn from industry, Government, practitioners and academia was held in February 2016. Many of the key socio-technical findings were subsequently presented in a special issue of the journal Proc. Instn Mech. Engrs Part A: Journal of Power and Energy (Vol. 231, Issue 6, 2017).
First Year Of Impact 2012
Sector Communities and Social Services/Policy,Energy,Environment,Transport
Impact Types Societal,Economic

 
Description EPSRC Fellowship - Smart Grids
Amount £40,000 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description Realising Transition Pathways 
Organisation Cardiff University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Prof Geoff Hammond is the Co-PI for Realising Transition Pathways Consortium. Prof Hammond and his team at Bath are responsible for overall management of the project, including finances, as well as contributing to Wedge D in the project plan.
Collaborator Contribution Prof Peter Pearson at Cardiff is the Co-PI for Realising Transition Pathways Consortium at Cardiff University. All of the other partners listed include Co-Investigators and a series of named researchers who all contribute to the project as stated in the project plan.
Impact A series of multi-partner publications and presentations have been produced during the project. These include: Journal papers (doi: 10.1016/j.eist.2014.01.004; 10.1016/j.enpol.2012.04.030; 10.1016/j.enpol.2012.10.052) Special Issue - Energy Policy (2013), 52, 1-840. Books chapters (ISBN: 978-0-415-81690-8). Working Papers (2013/3 - The UK low carbon energy transition: prospects and challenges; 2013/4 - Facilitating interdisciplinary learning among the Realising Transition Pathways models; 2013/5 - Transition pathways for a UK low carbon electricity system: Comparing scenarios and technology implications). Presentations at conferences and workshops: 3rd International Conference on Sustainability Transitions (2012); LCRI 4th Annual Conference: Low Carbon Futures (2012); Innovative techniques for Quantitative SCenarios in ENergy and Environmental research (IQ SCENE) Workshop (2014); Energy Systems Conference (2014).
Start Year 2012
 
Description Realising Transition Pathways 
Organisation Imperial College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Prof Geoff Hammond is the Co-PI for Realising Transition Pathways Consortium. Prof Hammond and his team at Bath are responsible for overall management of the project, including finances, as well as contributing to Wedge D in the project plan.
Collaborator Contribution Prof Peter Pearson at Cardiff is the Co-PI for Realising Transition Pathways Consortium at Cardiff University. All of the other partners listed include Co-Investigators and a series of named researchers who all contribute to the project as stated in the project plan.
Impact A series of multi-partner publications and presentations have been produced during the project. These include: Journal papers (doi: 10.1016/j.eist.2014.01.004; 10.1016/j.enpol.2012.04.030; 10.1016/j.enpol.2012.10.052) Special Issue - Energy Policy (2013), 52, 1-840. Books chapters (ISBN: 978-0-415-81690-8). Working Papers (2013/3 - The UK low carbon energy transition: prospects and challenges; 2013/4 - Facilitating interdisciplinary learning among the Realising Transition Pathways models; 2013/5 - Transition pathways for a UK low carbon electricity system: Comparing scenarios and technology implications). Presentations at conferences and workshops: 3rd International Conference on Sustainability Transitions (2012); LCRI 4th Annual Conference: Low Carbon Futures (2012); Innovative techniques for Quantitative SCenarios in ENergy and Environmental research (IQ SCENE) Workshop (2014); Energy Systems Conference (2014).
Start Year 2012
 
Description Realising Transition Pathways 
Organisation Loughborough University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Prof Geoff Hammond is the Co-PI for Realising Transition Pathways Consortium. Prof Hammond and his team at Bath are responsible for overall management of the project, including finances, as well as contributing to Wedge D in the project plan.
Collaborator Contribution Prof Peter Pearson at Cardiff is the Co-PI for Realising Transition Pathways Consortium at Cardiff University. All of the other partners listed include Co-Investigators and a series of named researchers who all contribute to the project as stated in the project plan.
Impact A series of multi-partner publications and presentations have been produced during the project. These include: Journal papers (doi: 10.1016/j.eist.2014.01.004; 10.1016/j.enpol.2012.04.030; 10.1016/j.enpol.2012.10.052) Special Issue - Energy Policy (2013), 52, 1-840. Books chapters (ISBN: 978-0-415-81690-8). Working Papers (2013/3 - The UK low carbon energy transition: prospects and challenges; 2013/4 - Facilitating interdisciplinary learning among the Realising Transition Pathways models; 2013/5 - Transition pathways for a UK low carbon electricity system: Comparing scenarios and technology implications). Presentations at conferences and workshops: 3rd International Conference on Sustainability Transitions (2012); LCRI 4th Annual Conference: Low Carbon Futures (2012); Innovative techniques for Quantitative SCenarios in ENergy and Environmental research (IQ SCENE) Workshop (2014); Energy Systems Conference (2014).
Start Year 2012
 
Description Realising Transition Pathways 
Organisation University College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Prof Geoff Hammond is the Co-PI for Realising Transition Pathways Consortium. Prof Hammond and his team at Bath are responsible for overall management of the project, including finances, as well as contributing to Wedge D in the project plan.
Collaborator Contribution Prof Peter Pearson at Cardiff is the Co-PI for Realising Transition Pathways Consortium at Cardiff University. All of the other partners listed include Co-Investigators and a series of named researchers who all contribute to the project as stated in the project plan.
Impact A series of multi-partner publications and presentations have been produced during the project. These include: Journal papers (doi: 10.1016/j.eist.2014.01.004; 10.1016/j.enpol.2012.04.030; 10.1016/j.enpol.2012.10.052) Special Issue - Energy Policy (2013), 52, 1-840. Books chapters (ISBN: 978-0-415-81690-8). Working Papers (2013/3 - The UK low carbon energy transition: prospects and challenges; 2013/4 - Facilitating interdisciplinary learning among the Realising Transition Pathways models; 2013/5 - Transition pathways for a UK low carbon electricity system: Comparing scenarios and technology implications). Presentations at conferences and workshops: 3rd International Conference on Sustainability Transitions (2012); LCRI 4th Annual Conference: Low Carbon Futures (2012); Innovative techniques for Quantitative SCenarios in ENergy and Environmental research (IQ SCENE) Workshop (2014); Energy Systems Conference (2014).
Start Year 2012
 
Description Realising Transition Pathways 
Organisation University of Bath
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Prof Geoff Hammond is the Co-PI for Realising Transition Pathways Consortium. Prof Hammond and his team at Bath are responsible for overall management of the project, including finances, as well as contributing to Wedge D in the project plan.
Collaborator Contribution Prof Peter Pearson at Cardiff is the Co-PI for Realising Transition Pathways Consortium at Cardiff University. All of the other partners listed include Co-Investigators and a series of named researchers who all contribute to the project as stated in the project plan.
Impact A series of multi-partner publications and presentations have been produced during the project. These include: Journal papers (doi: 10.1016/j.eist.2014.01.004; 10.1016/j.enpol.2012.04.030; 10.1016/j.enpol.2012.10.052) Special Issue - Energy Policy (2013), 52, 1-840. Books chapters (ISBN: 978-0-415-81690-8). Working Papers (2013/3 - The UK low carbon energy transition: prospects and challenges; 2013/4 - Facilitating interdisciplinary learning among the Realising Transition Pathways models; 2013/5 - Transition pathways for a UK low carbon electricity system: Comparing scenarios and technology implications). Presentations at conferences and workshops: 3rd International Conference on Sustainability Transitions (2012); LCRI 4th Annual Conference: Low Carbon Futures (2012); Innovative techniques for Quantitative SCenarios in ENergy and Environmental research (IQ SCENE) Workshop (2014); Energy Systems Conference (2014).
Start Year 2012
 
Description Realising Transition Pathways 
Organisation University of East Anglia
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Prof Geoff Hammond is the Co-PI for Realising Transition Pathways Consortium. Prof Hammond and his team at Bath are responsible for overall management of the project, including finances, as well as contributing to Wedge D in the project plan.
Collaborator Contribution Prof Peter Pearson at Cardiff is the Co-PI for Realising Transition Pathways Consortium at Cardiff University. All of the other partners listed include Co-Investigators and a series of named researchers who all contribute to the project as stated in the project plan.
Impact A series of multi-partner publications and presentations have been produced during the project. These include: Journal papers (doi: 10.1016/j.eist.2014.01.004; 10.1016/j.enpol.2012.04.030; 10.1016/j.enpol.2012.10.052) Special Issue - Energy Policy (2013), 52, 1-840. Books chapters (ISBN: 978-0-415-81690-8). Working Papers (2013/3 - The UK low carbon energy transition: prospects and challenges; 2013/4 - Facilitating interdisciplinary learning among the Realising Transition Pathways models; 2013/5 - Transition pathways for a UK low carbon electricity system: Comparing scenarios and technology implications). Presentations at conferences and workshops: 3rd International Conference on Sustainability Transitions (2012); LCRI 4th Annual Conference: Low Carbon Futures (2012); Innovative techniques for Quantitative SCenarios in ENergy and Environmental research (IQ SCENE) Workshop (2014); Energy Systems Conference (2014).
Start Year 2012
 
Description Realising Transition Pathways 
Organisation University of Leeds
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Prof Geoff Hammond is the Co-PI for Realising Transition Pathways Consortium. Prof Hammond and his team at Bath are responsible for overall management of the project, including finances, as well as contributing to Wedge D in the project plan.
Collaborator Contribution Prof Peter Pearson at Cardiff is the Co-PI for Realising Transition Pathways Consortium at Cardiff University. All of the other partners listed include Co-Investigators and a series of named researchers who all contribute to the project as stated in the project plan.
Impact A series of multi-partner publications and presentations have been produced during the project. These include: Journal papers (doi: 10.1016/j.eist.2014.01.004; 10.1016/j.enpol.2012.04.030; 10.1016/j.enpol.2012.10.052) Special Issue - Energy Policy (2013), 52, 1-840. Books chapters (ISBN: 978-0-415-81690-8). Working Papers (2013/3 - The UK low carbon energy transition: prospects and challenges; 2013/4 - Facilitating interdisciplinary learning among the Realising Transition Pathways models; 2013/5 - Transition pathways for a UK low carbon electricity system: Comparing scenarios and technology implications). Presentations at conferences and workshops: 3rd International Conference on Sustainability Transitions (2012); LCRI 4th Annual Conference: Low Carbon Futures (2012); Innovative techniques for Quantitative SCenarios in ENergy and Environmental research (IQ SCENE) Workshop (2014); Energy Systems Conference (2014).
Start Year 2012
 
Description Realising Transition Pathways 
Organisation University of Strathclyde
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Prof Geoff Hammond is the Co-PI for Realising Transition Pathways Consortium. Prof Hammond and his team at Bath are responsible for overall management of the project, including finances, as well as contributing to Wedge D in the project plan.
Collaborator Contribution Prof Peter Pearson at Cardiff is the Co-PI for Realising Transition Pathways Consortium at Cardiff University. All of the other partners listed include Co-Investigators and a series of named researchers who all contribute to the project as stated in the project plan.
Impact A series of multi-partner publications and presentations have been produced during the project. These include: Journal papers (doi: 10.1016/j.eist.2014.01.004; 10.1016/j.enpol.2012.04.030; 10.1016/j.enpol.2012.10.052) Special Issue - Energy Policy (2013), 52, 1-840. Books chapters (ISBN: 978-0-415-81690-8). Working Papers (2013/3 - The UK low carbon energy transition: prospects and challenges; 2013/4 - Facilitating interdisciplinary learning among the Realising Transition Pathways models; 2013/5 - Transition pathways for a UK low carbon electricity system: Comparing scenarios and technology implications). Presentations at conferences and workshops: 3rd International Conference on Sustainability Transitions (2012); LCRI 4th Annual Conference: Low Carbon Futures (2012); Innovative techniques for Quantitative SCenarios in ENergy and Environmental research (IQ SCENE) Workshop (2014); Energy Systems Conference (2014).
Start Year 2012
 
Description Realising Transition Pathways 
Organisation University of Surrey
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Prof Geoff Hammond is the Co-PI for Realising Transition Pathways Consortium. Prof Hammond and his team at Bath are responsible for overall management of the project, including finances, as well as contributing to Wedge D in the project plan.
Collaborator Contribution Prof Peter Pearson at Cardiff is the Co-PI for Realising Transition Pathways Consortium at Cardiff University. All of the other partners listed include Co-Investigators and a series of named researchers who all contribute to the project as stated in the project plan.
Impact A series of multi-partner publications and presentations have been produced during the project. These include: Journal papers (doi: 10.1016/j.eist.2014.01.004; 10.1016/j.enpol.2012.04.030; 10.1016/j.enpol.2012.10.052) Special Issue - Energy Policy (2013), 52, 1-840. Books chapters (ISBN: 978-0-415-81690-8). Working Papers (2013/3 - The UK low carbon energy transition: prospects and challenges; 2013/4 - Facilitating interdisciplinary learning among the Realising Transition Pathways models; 2013/5 - Transition pathways for a UK low carbon electricity system: Comparing scenarios and technology implications). Presentations at conferences and workshops: 3rd International Conference on Sustainability Transitions (2012); LCRI 4th Annual Conference: Low Carbon Futures (2012); Innovative techniques for Quantitative SCenarios in ENergy and Environmental research (IQ SCENE) Workshop (2014); Energy Systems Conference (2014).
Start Year 2012
 
Description DECC FiT Consultation Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Engaging attendees with the outcomes of the RTP project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Making Energy Publics Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A one day conference which engaged policy, practitioner and academic audiences with the findings of RTP
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL https://uea3s.files.wordpress.com/2015/02/making-energy-publics-workshop-report-final1.pdf
 
Description Meeting with Community Energy Scotland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Meeting with Felix Wight of Community Energy Scotland to explain the potential impact of the RTP project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Meeting with Greek Ministry of Energy 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Meeting with the Minister's Secretary at the Greek Ministry of Energy, to discuss energy transition policies
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Meeting with Scottish Government 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Áine O'Grady, Beth Robertson and Stuart Galloway. Distributing Power. A transition to a civic energy future. Scottish Government. Glasgow, 12th May 2015. Meeting with Chris Stark (Head of Electricity), alongside energy economists and representatives from their communities teams.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description RTP Final Dissemination Conference London 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The RTP final conference attracted nearly 100 attendees. The event disseminated the research findings of the project. The keynote speech was given by Lord Deben of the CCC. The event was well attended by a cross section of stakeholders. A panel debate chaired by James Smith with contributions from ETI, Energy Systems Catapult, CCC as well as 2 leading independent speakers was well received. The event lead to feedback seeking further engagement with the project and suggesting further avenues of dissemination
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Realising Transition Pathways Advisory Board 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The RTP advisory board is made up of representatives of the Carbon Trust, CCC, DECC, EON, RWE, Ofgem, Rolls Royce, WPD and leading independent experts. The board has provided significant support in communicating our findings to policy makers to inform ongoing work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012,2013,2014,2015,2016
 
Description Schools project - Electricity In-Sight 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Aim of the project was to introduce the topic of energy monitoring, how we use electricity, the amount of electricity used and how to use electricity monitors with primary school children at Eaglesham Primary School, Glasgow. Included producing posters with the children.

The top 2 poster groups came to the University Research Day to present their posters and see the ongoing research at Strathclyde.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description University Research Day Schools project (Strathclyde) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Research groups visited the schools to present their research and support children in developing their ideas around the research. This included producing posters with children.

The top 2 posters from individual schools were selected and the groups of children that produced these top posters will attend University Research Day, where their posters will be exhibited. A prize will be awarded for the best poster.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014