UK Energy Research Centre Phase 4

Lead Research Organisation: University College London
Department Name: Bartlett Sch of Env, Energy & Resources

Abstract

The UK energy system is changing rapidly. Greenhouse gas emissions fell by 43% between 1990 and 2017, and renewables now account for 30% of electricity generation. Despite this progress, achieving emissions reductions has been difficult outside the electricity sector, and progress could stall without more effective policy action. The Paris Agreement means that the UK may have to go further than current targets, to achieve a net zero energy system.

Reducing emissions is not the only important energy policy goal. Further, progress need to be made whilst minimising the costs to consumers and taxpayers; maintaining high levels of energy security; and maximising economic, environmental and social benefits.

There is a clear need for research to understand the nature of the technical, economic, political, environmental and societal dynamics affecting the energy system - including the local, national and international components of these dynamics. This proposal sets out UKERC's plans for a 4th phase of research and engagement (2019-2024) that addresses this challenge. It includes a programme of interdisciplinary research on sustainable future energy systems. This is driven by real-world energy challenges whilst exploring new questions, methods and agendas. It also explains how UKERC's central activities will be developed further, including new capabilities to support energy researchers and decision-makers.

The UKERC phase 4 research programme will focus on new challenges and opportunities for implementing the energy transition, and will be concerned with the three main questions:
- How will global, national and local developments influence the shape and pace of the UK's transition towards a low carbon energy system?
- What are the potential economic, political, social and environmental costs and benefits of energy system change, and how can they be distributed equitably?
- Which actors could take the lead in implementing the next stage of the UK's energy transition, and what are the implications for policy and governance?

To address these questions, the research programme includes seven interrelated research themes: UK energy in a global context; Local and regional energy systems; Energy, environment, and landscape; Energy infrastructure transitions; Energy for mobility; Energy systems for heat; and Industrial decarbonisation. The proposal sets out details of research within these themes, plans for associated PhD studentships and details of the flexible research fund that will be used to commission additional research projects, scoping studies and to support integration. A first integration project on energy and the economy will be undertaken at the start of UKERC phase 4.

The research themes are complemented by four national capabilities that form part of the research programme: an expanded Technology and Policy Assessment (TPA) capability; a new Energy Modelling Hub; the UKERC Energy Data Centre; and a new Public Engagement Observatory. Research within TPA and the Observatory will align and integrate with the main research themes. These four capabilities will also enhance UKERC's ability to provide evidence, data and expertise for academic, policy, industry and other stakeholder communities.

The UKERC headquarters (HQ) team will support the management and co-ordination of the research programme; and will also undertake a range of other functions to support the broader UK energy research community and its key stakeholders. These functions include promoting networking and engagement between stakeholders in academia, policy, industry and third sector (including through a networking fund), supporting career development and capacity building, and enhancing international collaboration (including through the UK's participation in the European Energy Research Alliance).

Planned Impact

Building on our strong track record of delivering impact during previous phases, UKERC will continue to advance internationally leading interdisciplinary research on energy systems, maximise UK capacity, and engage broadly with our key stakeholders and the energy research community. The impact objectives for UKERC phase 4 are to:

1. Provide evidence to help the UK and devolved governments develop and implement the low carbon pathways necessary to meet their carbon targets, in line with the Paris Agreement.
2. Provide opportunities to the UK energy research community, building UK capacity, developing new agendas and delivering outputs of international importance.
3. Provide academia, policy-makers, industry, third sector organisations, and practitioners with timely research that can be easily and effectively used to inform decision-making.

UKERC's approach to impact will also focus on dynamic interactions between actors and their wider networks, including:
- Policy-makers and parliamentarians, through tailored engagement activities that provide insight into options, consequences, costs, and potential limitations of future energy policies.
- National and international researchers and organisations with interests in energy research, including academia, UKRI funded Centres and other Government funded research institutes.
- Industry through UKERC research reports, facilitating participation in future research needs workshops with the research community, and through access to a network of acknowledged experts, including those outside UKERC's research programme.
- Civil society and publics with interest in energy issues and climate change, through the dissemination of independent research on contemporary energy issues, issuing press releases to inform media debates.

A programme of activities will be implemented to increase the impact of UKERC's research and engagement activities with these communities. UKERC's communications and international strategies will be revised early in phase 4. All strategies will contain monitoring and evaluation (M&E) frameworks, which will enable continuous impact assessment and evaluation, and for lessons to be learnt and fed back into UKERC's operations.

People

ORCID iD

Jim Watson (Principal Investigator)
Robert Gross (Principal Investigator)
Janette Webb (Co-Investigator)
Nicola Beaumont (Co-Investigator)
Amii Rebecca Harwood (Co-Investigator)
John Barrett (Co-Investigator)
Robert Bailey (Co-Investigator)
Paolo Agnolucci (Co-Investigator)
Simon Shepherd (Co-Investigator)
Brett Howard Day (Co-Investigator)
Keith Robert Bell (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9612-7345
Antony Patrick Froggatt (Co-Investigator)
Stephen Allen (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-0148-6466
Nicholas Pidgeon (Co-Investigator)
Christina Claudia Demski (Co-Investigator)
Marco Sakai (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-9337-5148
Paul Ekins (Co-Investigator)
Felix Eigenbrod (Co-Investigator)
Tom Edward Hargreaves (Co-Investigator)
Michael Joseph Bradshaw (Co-Investigator)
Helen Williams Pallett (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0001-5014-6356
Zia Wadud (Co-Investigator)
Paul Edward Dodds (Co-Investigator)
Meysam Qadrdan (Co-Investigator)
Andrew Lovett (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0003-0554-9273
Peter Taylor (Co-Investigator)
Jason David Chilvers (Co-Investigator)
Gavin Bridge (Co-Investigator)
Simin Davoudi (Co-Investigator)
Jianzhong Wu (Co-Investigator)
Astley Francis Hastings (Co-Investigator)
John Broderick (Co-Investigator)
Gail Taylor (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0001-8470-6390
Caroline Kuzemko (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0001-6356-4573
Mark Winskel (Co-Investigator)
Alona Armstrong (Co-Investigator)
Caroline Anne Mullen (Co-Investigator)
Anna Orlowska (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0003-2239-4373
Gregory Richard Marsden (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0003-3570-2793
Amanda R Lea-Langton (Co-Investigator)
Christian Brand (Co-Investigator)
Neil Strachan (Co-Investigator)
Jim A Halliday (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0001-6132-9529
Bridget Woodman (Co-Investigator)
Jillian Leigh Anable (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-4259-1641
Catherine Anne Hampton (Researcher)
CHRYSANTHI RAPTI (Researcher)
Sarah Frances James (Researcher) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0001-6833-809X
Richard James Lowes (Researcher)
Graeme Stephen Hawker (Researcher) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0003-2876-4371
Tara Louise Hooper (Researcher)
Matthew Winning (Researcher) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-4299-3376
Sarah Becker (Researcher)
Emily Margaret Cox (Researcher)
Steve Pye (Researcher) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0003-1793-2552
Philip Heptonstall (Researcher)
Lesley Wright (Researcher)
Robert Alan Holland (Researcher) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-3038-9227
Vincenzo De Lipsis (Researcher) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0003-1728-177X
Oliver Broad (Researcher Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-6179-927X
Gavin Killip (Researcher Co-Investigator)
 
Description All key findings from UKERC are reported in UKERC's six monthly reports to UKRI.

Our most recent report includes the following highlights:
1. Working with the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) on their advice to government about a new 'net zero' target, published in May 2019. UKERC evidence and expertise fed into the development of this report in a number of ways including chairing advisory groups for the CCC, carrying out an evidence review on the deployment potential and costs of negative emissions technologies, co-funding global analysis of emissions pathways, and the provision of new evidence on the conditions for accelerated innovation for net zero.
2. UKERC researchers have continued to inform energy policy development in the context of the government's commitment to net zero through consultation responses, evidence to Parliamentary select committees and participation in discussions with senior officials and ministers.
3. Disrupting the UK energy system: causes, impacts and policy implications. Focusing on heat, transport, electricity and construction, the final report from this UKERC integrating project highlighted the level of disruption that could be required in some sectors to meet the net-zero target. The report concluded that with the right tools and with a flexible and adaptive approach to policy implementation, decision makers can better respond to unexpected consequences and ensure delivery of key policy objectives.
4. Whole System Networking Fund. This is a separate award, managed by the UKERC's HQ team. Lessons learned from the 18 projects supported by the fund were published in December 2019 alongside an event for researchers and other stakeholders to discuss findings and future priorities.
5. Local energy systems in national and international contexts. UKERC held its third research conference on this topic in April 2019, which was attended by over 100 people. The conference was oversubscribed, with more submitted abstracts than could be accommodated in the time available. We also received a large amount of positive feedback - particularly for bringing together the right mix of academics, practitioners and other stakeholders.
Exploitation Route UKERC regularly engages with a wide range of stakeholders to ensure that outputs and outcomes are discussed, and opportunities for follow up activities are identified.
Sectors Energy,Government, Democracy and Justice,Transport

URL http://www.ukerc.ac.uk
 
Description Impacts of UKERC's findings are summarised in our regular six-monthly reports to UKRI.
First Year Of Impact 2019
Sector Energy,Government, Democracy and Justice,Transport
Impact Types Societal,Economic,Policy & public services

 
Description Carbon Connect: Future Gas Series 3 Consumers and Appliances
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL https://www.policyconnect.org.uk/news/call-evidence-future-gas-series-part-3-consumer-and-appliance
 
Description Contribution to BEIS Heat Futures - Socio-Political Scenario development Jan 2020 (KPMG contractor)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Evidence to Environmental Audit Committee
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact Jim Watson, invited oral evidence to House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee, inquiry into Net Zero Government, House of Commons, 4th September 2019. Invitation was a follow up to a talk he gave at the Policy Connect summer reception earlier that year.
URL https://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/environmental-audit-comm...
 
Description ISCF EnergyRev research consortium strategic steering group
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Jim Watson, Member of ISCF EnergyRev consortium Strategic Steering Group, Glasgow, 25th November 2019
URL https://www.energyrev.org.uk
 
Description ISCF: Prospering from the Energy Revolution
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL https://www.ukri.org/innovation/industrial-strategy-challenge-fund/prospering-from-the-energy-revolu...
 
Description Infrastructure Commission Scotland
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL https://infrastructurecommission.scot/
 
Description J Webb appointed to Scottish Power Energy Networks (SPEN) RIIO ED2 Customer Engagement Group, 1st meeting 30 Jan 2020
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Jim Watson, invited participant in discussion about a 'UK ARPA', No.10 Downing Street, 25th September 2019
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Keith Bell - co-chair of the Scottish Government energy network strategic leadership group
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Co-chairing (alongside the Minister for Energy, Connectivity and the Islands) the group towards addressing network regulation in Scotland, in particular the challenge of appropriately expanding and costing network transitions to low carbon energy while protecting the needs of Scottish energy consumers.
 
Description Meeting with Wera Hobhouse MP, Liberal Democrat spokesperson on energy and climate change, 20th May 2019
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact Briefing meeting with Wera Hobhouse MP, Liberal Democrat spokesperson on energy and climate change and her staff about energy and climate change policy priorities to meet net zero. Wera was new to the role, and asked for this meeting to find out more about UKERC's work and what evidence we have that could help to shape Liberal Democrat policy positions. House of Commons, 20th May 2019
 
Description Richard Lowes - independent non-executive member of the Scottish Government's Strategic Policy Board for heat decarbonisation
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact The role improves the implementation of devolved heat policy in Scotland, addressing the challenge of meeting an aggressive decarbonisation agenda while considering social impacts both from costs of heat technologies, but also co-benefits in terms of housing quality and health.
 
Description Scottish Government Infrastructure Mission and development of Infrastructure Investment Plan
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL https://infrastructurecommission.scot/page/key-findings-report
 
Description The paper 'A systematic review of motivations, enablers and barriers for consumer engagement with residential demand response' was cited in a National Audit Office report 'Rolling out smart meters'
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://www.nao.org.uk/report/rolling-out-smart-meters/
 
Description Written and oral evidence on Renewable Heat Targets and Policy for Scottish Parliament Economy Energy and Fair Work Committee
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Assessing temporal and spatial impacts of decarbonising heat and transport on electricity networks
Amount £132,443 (GBP)
Organisation The National Grid Co plc 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2019 
End 03/2021
 
Description EnFORMM: Energy FORecasting and analytics for Market-led Multi-vector networks
Amount £39,064 (GBP)
Funding ID SENFC1-009 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Department Supergen Energy Networks Hub
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2019 
End 12/2020
 
Description Impact Acceleration: A Resilient Scottish Energy System
Amount £15,823 (GBP)
Organisation University of Strathclyde 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2019 
End 01/2021
 
Description Multi-energy Control of Cyber-Physical Urban Energy Systems (MC2)
Amount £812,744 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/T021969/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2020 
End 12/2022
 
Description Royal Society Science+ meeting
Amount £15,000 (GBP)
Organisation The Royal Society 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2021 
End 01/2021
 
Description Energy Research Partnership 
Organisation Energy Research Partnership
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Academic partner for predominately business led research network
Collaborator Contribution Intellectual effort; supporting technical direction; improved communication of outcomes
Impact Dissemination routes to business; two way discussion around industrial and academic engagement
Start Year 2014
 
Description Energy Systems Catapult (ESC) 
Organisation Energy Systems Catapult Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution ESC is partnering with APC to deliver one of UKERC's WSNF-funded projects: 'Decarbonisation of the UK Road Cargo Sector'. UKERC HQ is supporting the development and delivery of this project.
Collaborator Contribution the aim of the project is to define a cost-effective pathway to decarbonise road freight across the UK's transport and energy systems (an outline of the suggested work packages can be seen in the table below). This aim will be achieved collaboratively through a series of workshops that bring new sets of stakeholders together to generate ideas, with discussions informed by insights by the ES Catapult's ESME model, and a literature survey. From these varied sources - model, analysis, and discussions - we will explore decarbonisation pathways and the appetite among our stakeholders to undertake actions to promote them. Topics considered will include: R&D, technology challenges, legislation, investment (volume, and direction), and initiatives from firms, government, and other sectors - the aim being to bottom-out the major elements in a collaborative way.
Impact None yet.
Start Year 2018
 
Description European Energy Research Alliance 
Organisation European Energy Research Alliance (EERA)
Country Belgium 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Supporting the participation of the UK Energy Research community into the EERA programme and joint programmes, and steering the development of the organisation.
Collaborator Contribution Intellect effort/Networking, and use of research infrastructure
Impact Collaborative European projects; growing cross-cutting cross-disciplinary connections; and enhanced networking and allignment.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Low Carbon Societies Research Network (LCS-RNet) 
Organisation UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Active member of international network
Collaborator Contribution LCS-RNet is a practical platform of researchers/research organisations that are making close contributions to individual countries' low-carbon policy-making processes. The basic nature of LCS-RNet is a platform to support and encourage information sharing and voluntary cooperation among research institutions, specifically in the field of LCS research. LCS-RNet also facilitates interactions between researchers and various stakeholders and delivers its findings to policy-makers to assist in science-based policy making during transitions to low-carbon societies.
Impact Several reports on policy-making processes
Start Year 2014
 
Description UKERC - FCO SIN link 
Organisation Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution We have continuous conversations with FCO SIN through British embassies (such as Beijing, Berlin, and Tokyo) regarding potential events or activities and the development of collaborations in energy research. One such example is the potential for an international event highlighting gender balance in energy research.
Collaborator Contribution Connecting us with international/bilateral partners or activities.
Impact Conversations, and connectivity with the FCO SIN.
Start Year 2014
 
Description An initial consultation on potential TPA topics was held with UKERC members at the Annual Assembly 
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 An initial consultation on potential TPA topics was held with UKERC members at the Annual Assembly.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Anable, J. Event Chair: Transforming the UK transport sector to meet the climate emergency. Friends of the Earth, London 3rd December 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Anable, J. Event Chair: Transforming the UK transport sector to meet the climate emergency. Friends of the Earth, London 3rd December 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Anable, J. Invited Expert 'Witness' at Greater Cambridge Citizens' Assembly, 5th and 6th October 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Anable, J. Invited Expert 'Witness' at Greater Cambridge Citizens' Assembly, 5th and 6th October
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Anable, J. Invited Talk 'Rearranging Elephants on the Titanic', Transport Planning Society New Years Lecture, 9th January 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Anable, J. Invited Talk 'Rearranging Elephants on the Titanic', Transport Planning Society New Years Lecture, 9th January 2020
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Anable, J. Invited Talk on Electric Vehicles to Forum 2000, Leeds, 15th January 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Anable, J. Invited Talk on Electric Vehicles to Forum 2000, Leeds, 15th January
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Anable, J. Invited Talk, Chartered Institute for Highways and Transportation Young Professionals Conference, Manchester, 14th November 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Anable, J. Invited Talk, Chartered Institute for Highways and Transportation Young Professionals Conference, Manchester, 14th November 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Anable, J. Invited attendance at The Bruton Group's network reception for leaders in transport, infrastructure and innovation, 25th September, London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Anable, J. Invited attendance at The Bruton Group's network reception for leaders in transport, infrastructure and innovation, 25th September, London
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Anable, J. Invited presentation 'How far can EVs take us towards our climate goals', Telegraph Smart Mobility Summit, London, 18th November 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Anable, J. Invited presentation 'How far can EVs take us towards our climate goals', Telegraph Smart Mobility Summit, London, 18th November 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Anable, J. Steering Group Member: Electric Vehicle and Energy Taskforce - Report published Energising our electric vehicle transition - 14th Jan 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Anable, J. Steering Group Member: Electric Vehicle and Energy Taskforce - Report published Energising our electric vehicle transition - 14th Jan 2020
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.lowcvp.org.uk/evet.htm
 
Description Attending CREDS Energy Demand Networking Hub Meeting - K-S. Longuere 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Energy demand networking hub meeting run by CREDS to get input towards research activities. I presented on EERA and UKERC's international engagement activities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Attending Chatham House Gender and Growth Forum. J. Bays 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Attending Chatham house's Gender and Growth Forum, and feeding into UKERC's EDI work
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Attending Decolonising the Curriculum Toolkit workshop. Bays J 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Activity fed into UKERC's EDI plan and activities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Attending EERA JP E3S meeting. I Ketsopoulou 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Attending a JP E3S meeting, representing UKERC instead of Jim Watson
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Attending EERA Summer Strategy Meeting. K-S. Longuere 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Attending and contributing to discussions at EERA's summer strategy meeting.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Attending ERP pleanary meeting on NetZero. Watson J 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Attending ERP Plenary meeting on NetZero
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Attending Energy Systems: Storage 2019 Conference. Longuere K-S 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Networking at and attending Energy Storage conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Attending Energy and Public Communications Conference. J Bays 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Attending an energy and public communications conference held at Imperial College
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Attending Policy Forum for Wales Keynote Seminar: Energy policy in Wales and enabling the transition to a low carbon economy - priorities for cutting emissions, infrastructure and investment, and supporting the economy. Longuere K-S 
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 Networking at the event and attending
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Attending Supergen SuperSolar+ network meeting. W Burns. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Networking with SuperSolar+ network in connection to a WSNF project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Attending Westminster Policy Forum Seminar on International Research Partnerships. K-S. Longuere 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact A Westminster policy forum seminar on international partnership, used to inform our international horizon scanning exercise
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.westminsterforumprojects.co.uk/conference/Priorities-for-international-research-partners...
 
Description Attending Westminster Policy Forum conference on evidence in policy-making. K-S. Longuere & J. Bays 
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 Networking and attending a Westminster Policy Forum seminar on evidence in decision-making
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Attending Westminster Policy Forum seminar on the future of the gas network, including a UKERC presentation by Grant Wilson on linepack. K-S. Longuere 
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 Attending a Westminster Forum Seminar on the future of the energy system, and networking with industry representatives. G Wilson presented on Linepack. (UKERC 3)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Attending a Climate Change event at the Finnish Ambassador's Residence (as part of Finland's EU Presidency). K-S.Longuere 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact A series of talks and seminars from policy-makers regarding climate change, hosted at the Finnish Embassy as part of their EU presidency
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Attending and presenting at the TPA topics scoping workshop in Belfast, and stakeholder engagement with industry, policy makers, civil society organisations and academics in Northern Ireland. Longuere K-S 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presenting on UKERC and the Flexible Fund - and networking with key stakeholders in NI.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Briefing meeting for Alan Whitehead MP, shadow energy and climate change minister 
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 Jim Watson, briefing meeting with Alan Whitehead MP, shadow energy and climate change minister and his staff on innovation and net zero with Aldersgate Group and Vivid Economics. House of Commons, 14th May 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Briefing session for the Aldersgate Group, 2nd Oct 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Jim Watson, Presentation and discussion with The Aldersgate Group team on UK energy policy, London, 2nd October 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Broadcast: Anable discusses the recent Science and Technology select committee report on clean growth - J Anable BBC Kent Radio 23 August 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Anable. Media Radio Interview: BBC Kent The Wake Up Call, 23rd August - Broadcast: Anable discusses the recent Science and Technology select committee report on clean growth and whether it's realistic to expect people to give up their cars. (From 35:55)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Business and Economic Development Roundtable, Scottish Enterprise, Oct 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Invited participant in Business and Economic Development Roundtable, Scottish Enterprise, Oct 2019 on behalf of Infrastructure Commission for Scotland (ICfS); outcomes relating to low carbon infrastructure investment fed into ICfS Report to Government 2020
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description ClimateXChange Scotland & Centre for Energy Policy Strathclyde "Evening Conversations" Panel Member Heat beyond gas boilers 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact ClimateXChange Scotland & Centre for Energy Policy Strathclyde "Evening Conversations" Panel Member "Heat beyond gas boilers", Oct 2019
Independent chair of panel acted as debate facilitator with wide ranging discussion about future options fro decarbonising heat
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Co-sponsoring and presenting at ECEEE summer study. K-S. Longuere 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presented on UKERC and co-sponsored ECEEE's Summer Study with CREDS
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Conference plenary discussion - Shared Mobility: Where Now? Where Next? - J Anable, Birmingham 13 Nov 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Anable, J. Invited plenary discussion of "Shared Mobility: Where Now? Where Next? At CoMoUK Annual Conference. Panel Chaired by Anable, Birmingham 13th Nov
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Dinner with National Grid senior team 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Jim Watson, invited participant, dinner with senior team from National Grid about the transition to net-zero, London, 27th November 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Energy Institute YPN event, 21st November 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Jim Watson, invited talk on 'The role of innovation'. Energy Institute Young Professionals Network event: Net Zero - What are the Solutions?, London, 21st November 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Energy systems catapult thought experiment day, 8th October 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Jim Watson, 'Disrupting the UK Energy System: Causes, Impacts and Policy Implications'. Invited talk to Energy Systems Catapult thought experiment day for their board of Directors, Birmingham, 8th October 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description European CEO conference, 4th November 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Jim Watson, 'Technology and its role in the journey to net zero'. invited presentation to European CEO conference, London, 4th November 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description G20 energy research centres conference, Tokyo 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Jim Watson, invited presentation to (and participation in) G20 energy research centres meeting hosted by the Japanese government, Tokyo, Japan, 11th October 2019. Talk on 'Clean Energy Innovation in the UK and the role of UKERC'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://rd20.jp
 
Description Graeme Hawker presented on 'Zoning for Local Heat and Energy Efficiency Strategies' at the Scottish Renewables Low Carbon Heat Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Graeme Hawker presented on 'Zoning for Local Heat and Energy Efficiency Strategies' at the Scottish Renewables Low Carbon Heat Conference on 30th April in Glasgow, which led to useful discussions with Local Authority members and Scottish Government representatives on academic involvement in LHEES data interpretation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.scottishrenewables.com/events/30-low-carbon-heat-conference-2019
 
Description Guest for The Stress Test pilot, BBC Radio 4 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Jim Watson, advisory and guest for a pilot episode of The Stress Test on electricity system resilience, BBC Radio 4. Broadcast on 29th May 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0005f7d
 
Description Hosting visiting delegation from KEPCO - Korea Electirc Power Corporation. Watson J & Bays J 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Hosting a delegation from KEPCO and discussing their research interests and ours
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description House of Commons Science and Technology Committee report 'Clean Growth: Technologies for meeting the UK's emissions reduction targets Contents' C Brand and J Anable 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Brand C and Anable J. House of Commons Science and Technology Committee report 'Clean Growth: Technologies for meeting the UK's emissions reduction targets Contents' (https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201719/cmselect/cmsctech/1454/145402.htm), including quoting research evidence by Brand and Anable.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201719/cmselect/cmsctech/1454/145402.htm
 
Description IEA Energy Technology Perspectives, 18th Dec 2019 
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 Jim Watson, Rob Gross and Peter Taylor, invited participants, IEA Energy Technology Perspectives workshop, Paris, 18th December 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description ISCF Industrial Decarbonisation Research and Innovation Centre Champion interviews 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Jim Watson, Chair, ISCF Industrial Decarbonisation Research and Innovation Centre Champion interview panel, 13-14 November 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description ITF Roundtable meeting on Zero Car Growth - Paris, December 16-17 2019, J Anable 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Anable, J. Invited to ITF Roundtable meeting on Zero Car Growth - Paris, December 16-17
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Industry-academia meeting on energy network organised by Qadrdan, M. Copenhagen, DTU, 15 Dec 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact A meeting organised in Copenhagen between M. Qadrdan and senior researchers in DTU and a delegate from EON customer solution (Sweden) to discuss state of the art research and development in the area of heat networks and explore opportunities for joint collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Intwerviewed for piece in the New Scientist, Could your home be net zero carbon? The radical plan to make it happen - Lowes, R, - 5 November 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact The intended purpose of this engagement was to share views on possible options for heating homes in the UK. It was think piece.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.newscientist.com/article/2222386-could-your-home-be-net-zero-carbon-the-radical-plan-to-...
 
Description Invited Talk, Lake District Transport Conference - J Anable, 12 November 2019 Kendal 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Anable, J. Invited Talk, Lake District Transport Conference, Kendal, 12th November 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Invited as a speaker at UK Citizen's Assembly on climate change - Lowes, R. - 08 Feb 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Invited to provide an overview of options for heating homes to meet carbon reductions and answer questions from the audience. Citizen Assembly is a UK-wide activity in which members of the public share their views on climate change whcih will later be reviewed by the UK government.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4hQ8GUJYno
 
Description J Webb Decarbonising Heat, STUC energy conference 20 Nov 2019, Glasgow Lighthouse 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact J Webb invited speaker on Decarbonising Heat, STUC Energy Conference 20 Nov 2019, Glasgow Lighthouse
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Keynote presentation to IGEM conference, 18th September 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Jim Watson, 'Disrupting the UK Energy System: Causes, Impacts and Policy Implications', Invited keynote talk to Institute of Gas Engineers and Managers conference, Loughborough, 18th September 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.igem.org.uk/events-and-courses/annual-conference-blueprint-for-the-future/
 
Description Lowes. Presented to NI regulator and Ulster academics on issues of power and incumbency in heat policy making, Ulster University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The event was intended to stimulate discussion around incumbency in the Northern Ireland energy system, and facilitated interaction between the research and policymaking community in the space of heat policy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Meeting with Citizens Advice 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Jim Watson, meeting with Citizens Advice energy team to exchange knowledge and identify areas of common interest, London, 5th June 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Meetings with PassivSystems 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Jim Watson, meetings with teams from PassivSystems about research collaborations on smart energy systems, Newbury, 13th December 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Mott MacDonald carbon crunch, 27th Nov 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Jim Watson, 'Accelerating innovation: lessons from the recent past'. Mott MacDonald carbon crunch conference, 27th November 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Network magazine round table on net-zero, 19th Nov 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Jim Watson, invited speaker on paying for net-zero, Network magazine and Utility Week round table on net zero, 19th November 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description New Statesman fringe event, Labour Party conference, 24th September 2019 
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 Jim Watson, invited participant, New Statesman fringe event on Greening our Energy Networks at Labour Party conference with shadow energy minister, Alan Whitehead MP, Brighton, 24th September 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description News - New Tory plans to bring forward ICE phase-out date to 2035 'nowhere near enough', industry warns - C Brand, J Anable - 1 Oct 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Anable, Brand. News: New Tory plans to bring forward ICE phase-out date to 2035 'nowhere near enough', industry warns. In Current+/- News, https://www.current-news.co.uk/news/conservative-party-plans-for-potential-2035-diesel-vehicle-ban-nowhere-near-enough, 1 Oct 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.current-news.co.uk/news/conservative-party-plans-for-potential-2035-diesel-vehicle-ban-n...
 
Description Oliver Broad and Paul Dodds have formed a Project Management Group (PMG) for development of new versions of the UKTM energy model 
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 Oliver Broad and Paul Dodds have formed a Project Management Group (PMG) for the development of the new versions of the UKTM energy model with counterparts within the Central Modelling Team at the UK Government Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategies.

Repeated meetings of the PMG have taken place at UCL and BEIS since September 2019 (list of dates available if helpful)
BEIS counterparts include: Alec Waterhouse, Sapna Sanghvi, and Gerrard Westhoff
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020
 
Description Oliver Broad invited to join Technical Working Group for Biomass and Land Use for Carbon Budget 6- BEIS. 
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 Oliver Broad has been invited by Sapna Sanghvi (BEIS) to sit on the Technical Working Group for Biomass and Land Use for Carbon Budget 6 - BEIS.

First meeting Friday 24th January 2020
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Oliver Broad organised a London based workshop on "Hitting net-zero: the role of energy modelling in national pathway analyses". 
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 Oliver Broad and Steve Pye (UCL, non UKERC) organised a London based workshop on "Hitting net-zero: the role of energy modelling in national pathway analyses". This activity was fully funded by (and branded as) UKERC. It was organised with full support form UKERC HQ. It involved participation of ~30 energy professionals from academia, government and the private sector. It will lead to the publication of a research agenda publication as a "perspective" in e.g. Nature Energy. This publication will acknowledge UKERC4.

Thursday January 23rd 2020, 13.30-17.30
The Boardroom, UCL Energy Institute, 10 Montague Street, Holborn, London, WC1B 5BJ
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Panel on: The Geopolitics of the Energy Transition at British Festival of Science 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Mike Bradshaw, Gavin Bridge & Caroline Kuzemko presented on a panel, 'The Geopolitics of the Energy Transition', at the British Science Festival (about 80 members of the public attended, at University of Warwick on 12th September 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://britishsciencefestival.org/event/the-geopolitics-of-the-energy-transition/
 
Description Participated in the Energy Technologies 2030: Heat Workshop at the World Economic Forum - Wu, J. - 27 Nov 2019, London 
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 Energy technology and energy transition modelling and scenarios are both politically and economically influential, since governments and investors use the information for polic ymaking, infrastructure planning, business strategy and investments. In the past, forward looking projections made regarding key energy technologies, for example for wind and solar PV, have often significantly underestimated their potential in terms of capacity, cost and contribution to the energy generation mix. At the November 2018 Annual Meeting in Dubai, the Global Future Council (GFC) on Advanced Energy Technologies discussed that energy technology assumptions, such as expected price and performance trajectories, are critical to ensure these scenarios reflect the real potential of these technologies. Rather than contributing to further studies, the Council members are creating an Energy Technologies 2030 platform and invite participation of the various organizations, academics and companies producing scenarios and insights to join in the workstream activities.

The full-day workshop brought together key energy scenario producing organizations, as well as energy technology manufacturers and operators to create a vision on the energy technology trajectory which is both fact-based and achievable by 2030. The focus was on cost and performance from a technology and providing a systemic view. Participants analysed the historic developments of low carbon heating technologies and formed a consensus of the potential by 2030 in terms of cost, performance and supply potential. Insights from this workshop contributed to a larger platform portfolio being developed by the GFC on Advanced Energy Technologies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Paul Dodds - talk on green transport at the Lib Dem Conference Fringe 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact P Dodds - talk on green transport at the Lib Dem Conference Fringe
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Peer reviewer for BBC briefing on Energy 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Peer reviewer for BBC briefing on energy: a new slide pack explaining key energy challenges. Went live on the BBC website on 19th September 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-48186443
 
Description Podcast discussion for heating engineers focusing on renewable heat and policy - Lowes, R. - Beta Talk, 01/02/2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact The intended purpose of this engagement was to share academic take on the heat research with engineers working in this area.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.buzzsprout.com/509671/2716726-renewable-heating-heat-policy-part-2
 
Description Presentation at the Research-policy workshop on heat decarbonisation, Qadrdan, M; Lowes,R; and Webb, J. 14-15 October 2019, Edinburgh 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The overall aim of the workshop was to share knowledge and insight between policy makers and researchers to help shape a forward research agenda on heat decarbonisation and to identify policy-relevant research gaps. Richard Lowes and Meysam Qadrdan (theme 6 - heat) joined the panel (Supported by ClimateXChange, the Scottish and Danish Governments), gave presentations about decarbonisation strategies to a an wide audience consisting of policymakers, the third sector and academics. The outcome of this was a short report summarising gaps in Heat research, challenges for policy makers and academia with respect to heat policy. https://www.climatexchange.org.uk/media/3884/research-policy-heat-decarbonisation-workshop-summary.pdf
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.climatexchange.org.uk/research/projects/event-research-policy-workshop-on-heat-decarboni...
 
Description Presentation on heat to policymakers - Lowes, R - Ulster University, 09 Dec 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact - Richard Lowes presented to Nortern Ireland regulator and Ulster academics on issues of power and incumbency in heat policy making
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Presentation on low carbon industrial strategy at the Low Carbon Societies Research Network 11th Annual Meeting in Rome 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact This presentation gave an overview of local industrial strategy as it is being implemented in the UK and identifying some key features, with the purpose of engaging with international researchers and policy-makers undertaking similar work and who might be interested in future co-operation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://lcs-rnet.org/lcsrnet_meetings/2019/10/2747
 
Description Presentation to Solar CDT at University of Bath aiming at policy engagement. W Burns 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presenting on policy engagement to solar CDT
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Presenting and attending at Zero-in on NI Heat (WSNF) workshop. K-S. Longuere 
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 Presenting on the whole systems networking fund and UKERC at a WSNF workshop that brought together key stakeholders in Northern Ireland to discuss decarbonisation pathways for heat in NI.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Project 5.2 Kick off meeting 
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 Project 5.2 kick off, December 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Project 5.2 kick-off meeting - 9 Oct 2019 
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 Project 5.2 kick off meeting (Oxford, Leeds, Strathclyde, Newcastle), 9 Oct 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description RCDS lecture, 5th November 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Jim Watson, annual lecture on energy and resource security, Royal College of Defence Studies, 5th November 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Review of Energy Policy Launch Event. Bays J & Drum C 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Launch event for Review of Energy Policy 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Richard Carmichael and Rob Gross met with officials at the Cabinet Office to discuss the findings of the CCC-commissioned report 'Behaviour change, public engagement and Net Zero', and to scope further work in this area 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Richard Carmichael and Rob Gross met with officials at the Cabinet Office to discuss the findings of the CCC-commissioned report 'Behaviour change, public engagement and Net Zero', and to scope further work in this area.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Richard Carmichael presented findings from the CCC-commissioned report 'Behaviour change, public engagement and Net Zero' to the Energy Research Partnership 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Richard Carmichael presented findings from the CCC-commissioned report 'Behaviour change, public engagement and Net Zero' to the Energy Research Partnership.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Richard Hanna presented a poster 'International experience of innovation policies to transition to low carbon heating' at a conference 'Towards a Global Research Agenda for Transformative Innovation Policy', held at the Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Richard Hanna presented a poster 'International experience of innovation policies to transition to low carbon heating' at a conference 'Towards a Global Research Agenda for Transformative Innovation Policy', held at the Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain. This was based on findings from the UKERC TPA Heat Policy report and the related work undertaken with Vivid Economics for BEIS.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Richard Hanna presented findings from the TPA team's work on heat policy to a workshop for those UKERC members who will be undertaking heat-related research in phase 4 
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 Richard Hanna presented findings from the TPA team's work on heat policy to a workshop for those UKERC members who will be undertaking heat-related research in phase 4.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Richard Hanna presented findings from the TPA team's work on heat policy to a workshop organised by the University of Ulster 
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 Richard Hanna presented findings from the TPA team's work on heat policy to a workshop organised by the University of Ulster.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Rob Gross and Phil Heptonstall met with Phil McNally, Policy Manager at Energy UK, to discuss the integration of variable renewables into electricity systems, drawing upon TPA work in this area 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Rob Gross and Phil Heptonstall met with Phil McNally, Policy Manager at Energy UK, to discuss the integration of variable renewables into electricity systems, drawing upon TPA work in this area.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Rob Gross and Richard Hanna gave an invited presentation to an IEA Energy Technologies Perspective 2020: Accelerating Clean Energy Technology Innovation workshop in Paris 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Rob Gross and Richard Hanna gave an invited presentation to an IEA Energy Technologies Perspective 2020: Accelerating Clean Energy Technology Innovation workshop in Paris, based on the UKERC TPA Innovation Timelines report and associated journal paper.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Rob Gross gave a scene-setting presentation to a workshop in Singapore on the integration of variable renewables into electricity systems 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Rob Gross gave a scene-setting presentation to a workshop in Singapore on the integration of variable renewables into electricity systems. The workshop was organised by the National University of Singapore and funded by the Energy Markets Authority of Singapore.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Rob Gross gave an invited presentation in Bogota, on the subject of energy market reform and decarbonisation in Columbia 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Rob Gross gave an invited presentation in Bogota, on the subject of energy market reform and decarbonisation in Columbia, drawing on a number of UKERC outputs. This visit was part of a UK Government skill-share initiative.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Rob Gross has been appointed as chair of the Energy Institute's Energy Advisory Panel and as a member of the Energy Institute Council 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Rob Gross has been appointed as chair of the Energy Institute's Energy Advisory Panel and as a member of the Energy Institute Council.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Rob Gross met with Mr Toyoda, Head of the Institute of Energy Economist of Japan (IEEJ), to discuss electricity market design and the integration of variable renewables into electricity systems 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Rob Gross met with Mr Toyoda, Head of the Institute of Energy Economist of Japan (IEEJ), to discuss electricity market design and the integration of variable renewables into electricity systems, drawing upon TPA and wider UKERC work in these areas.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Rob Gross presented at an SSE senior management awayday in Glasgow, on the topics of electricity market design and the integration of variable renewables into electricity systems, drawing upon TPA and wider UKERC work in these areas 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Rob Gross presented at an SSE senior management awayday in Glasgow, on the topics of electricity market design and the integration of variable renewables into electricity systems, drawing upon TPA and wider UKERC work in these areas.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Rob Gross presented to a Scottish Government workshop on heat decarbonisation policy 
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 Rob Gross presented to a Scottish Government workshop on heat decarbonisation policy, drawing upon TPA work in this area.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Rob Gross was interviewed by the BBC World Service on the experience of offshore wind generation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Rob Gross was interviewed by the BBC World Service on the experience of offshore wind generation. The programme was broadcast on 28th November.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3csy78n
 
Description Rob Gross was quoted in a Guardian online article 2nd May 2019 covering the CCC Net Zero report launch 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Rob Gross was quoted in a Guardian online article 2nd May 2019 covering the CCC Net Zero report launch.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/may/02/this-report-will-change-your-life-what-zero-emis...
 
Description Rob Gross was quoted in an Independent online article 9th May 2019 'Huge VAT rise on solar panels makes installation 'entirely uneconomic', say experts' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Rob Gross was quoted in an Independent online article 9th May 2019 'Huge VAT rise on solar panels makes installation 'entirely uneconomic', say experts'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change-solar-panels-vat-government-fossil-fuels-si...
 
Description Roundtable: Next Steps in Heat Policy - Lowes, R. - 22 Jan 2020 - Carbon Connect, London 
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 purpose of the session was to share views on short/medium term policy development related to low carbon heat.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.policyconnect.org.uk/cc/events/roundtable-next-steps-heat-policy-0
 
Description Stakeholder consultations to identify potential TPA project topics for phase 4 of UKERC were held in Belfast and 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 Stakeholder consultations to identify potential TPA project topics for phase 4 of UKERC were held in Belfast and London. The Belfast event was organised in partnership with with Inna Vorushylo at Ulster University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Stakeholder consultations to identify potential TPA project topics for phase 4 of UKERC were held in Edinburgh and Cardiff 
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 Stakeholder consultations to identify potential TPA project topics for phase 4 of UKERC were held in Edinburgh and Cardiff. These were organised in partnership with Nick Pidgeon in Cardiff and Mark Winskel (and CXC) in Edinburgh. Attendees included representatives from academia, policymakers and industry.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Strategy meeting with SSE plc, 23rd July 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Jim Watson, meeting with SSE strategy team about their current and future plans, London, 23rd July 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Transport and Climate Change talk - J Anable - 25 September 2019, London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact J Anable: Talk: Transport and Climate Change. To Chartered Institute of Highways and Transportation, 25th September, London
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description UKERC, Scottish government and CXC workshop on disruption and continuity in energy systems, 13th June 2019 
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 Event organised by UKERC, Scottish government and CXC to discuss results of UKERC research project on disruption and continuity in energy systems, and implications for Scottish government policies, 13th June 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description UKERC/CREDS meeting to discuss joint-up working on EV/grid readiness - 19 Sept 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact UKERC/CREDS meeting to discuss joint-up working on EV/grid readiness (Leeds, Oxford, Strathclyde, Reading), 19 Sep 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Utility Week - Lowes, R - Expert commentary for feature on future of heating, 10, Dec 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact The purpose of this engagement was to do with sharing academic expertise with the professional audience i.e. the readers of the Utility Week magazine.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Workshop: "What Could a No-Deal Brexit Mean for the Energy Sector?" 
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 The event was hosted by Chatham House and organised in collaboration with BEIS and included participants from Government, Industry, Regulatory Bodies, NGOS and academics. There was not published outputs, although an information record was taken. The aim was to assess the current status the Brexit negotiations and consider possible outcomes and their implications for energy and climate policy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.chathamhouse.org
 
Description a BBC Feature article referenced a report commissioned by the Committee on Climate Change and authored by TPA team member Richard Carmichael 'Behaviour change, public engagement and Net Zero' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact a BBC Feature article referenced a report commissioned by the Committee on Climate Change and authored by TPA team member Richard Carmichael 'Behaviour change, public engagement and Net Zero'. The article was published on 20th January.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-51151983?mc_cid=118fe49b9a&mc_eid=bf9a199c89
 
Description ob Gross met with Auke Lont, CEO of Statnett, the system operator of the Norwegian power system, to discuss electricity market design, the integration of variable renewables into electricity systems, low carbon heat and innovation timescales, drawing upon TPA and wider UKERC work in these areas 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Rob Gross met with Auke Lont, CEO of Statnett, the system operator of the Norwegian power system, to discuss electricity market design, the integration of variable renewables into electricity systems, low carbon heat and innovation timescales, drawing upon TPA and wider UKERC work in these areas.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description • Innovate UK ISCF Prospering from the Energy Revolution Assessment Interview Panel Member: Detailed Design Concepts for Smart Local Energy Systems, Competition Funding, Oct 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Innovate UK ISCF Prospering from the Energy Revolution Assessment Interview Panel Member: Detailed Design Concepts for Smart Local Energy Systems, Competition Funding, Oct 2019. Panel interviewed business consortia applicants for innovation fundings to support smart local energy sytems design and fevelopment, and recommended award decisions. £21 million awarded to 10 consortia as follows
West Midlands Regional Energy System Operator (RESO) - Coventry
GIRONA - Coleraine, Causeway Coast and Glens
Peterborough Integrated Renewables Infrastructure (PIRI) - Peterborough
GreenSCIES 2 - Green Smart Community Integrated Energy Systems - Islington (London)
Zero Carbon Rugeley - Rugeley
GM Local Energy Market - Greater Manchester
Project REMeDY - spearheading a Revolution in Energy Market Design - Southend
Energy Kingdom - Milford Haven
Multi-vector Energy Exchange - Liverpool
REWIRE-NW - Warrington
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.ukri.org/news/powering-towards-net-zero-pioneering-energy-projects-get-the-green-light/