Energy Revolution Research Consortium - Core - EnergyREV

Lead Research Organisation: University of Strathclyde
Department Name: Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Abstract

The Committee on Climate Change's most recent assessment of the UK's progress towards meeting its carbon budgets shows that UK emissions are 41% below 1990 levels. The UK Government's Industrial Strategy white paper states that this has been achieved while the economy has grown by two thirds. In our journey to meeting a reduction of at least 80% compared to 1990 levels, the Committee states that we must reduce emissions by at least 3% a year. They also say that despite the above progress we are not currently on track to meet the 2023-27 carbon budget.

Clearly, significant further effort and innovation is required to meet our statutory obligations in this area. In line with this, the Government's Industrial Strategy identifies Clean Growth as a grand challenge stating "We will develop smart systems for cheap and clean energy across power, heating and transport ... We will launch a new Industrial Strategy 'Prospering from the energy revolution' programme to develop world-leading local smart energy systems that deliver cheaper and cleaner energy across power, heating and transport". The Industrial Strategy also points out that Innovation in clean growth is critical for low cost, low carbon
infrastructure systems, and for realising the industrial opportunities needed to deliver economic benefits. In response to this the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) has launched the Prospering from the Energy Revolution (PFER) programme. It is focused on delivering (by 2022) investable and scalable local business models which use integrated approaches to deliver cleaner, cheaper, energy services for more prosperous and resilient communities. The resulting smart local energy systems should also benefit the national energy system as a whole. It also targets a ten times larger future-investment in local integrated energy systems versus business as usual in the 2020s while creating real world proving grounds to accelerate new products and services to full commercialisation. A major element of the activities is building UK leadership in integrated energy provision.

To support the PFER programme, UKRI launched a call to establish the Energy Research Research Consortium (EnergyREV) to support this journey. A workshop was held in Birmingham to form and shape the consortium and to initiate the development of this proposal. The resulting EnergyREV consortium is diverse and highly multidisciplinary, incorporating 88% of the researchers who were selected for the workshop.

EnergyREV will work with the Energy Systems Catapult to enable and inform demonstrators and demonstrator design projects (funded by the PFER programme) through their lifetime; undertaking analysis and evaluation, building and driving best practice and, leading knowledge exchange through national and international engagement with policy, academic and industrial communities. Further to this, EnergyREV has shaped and defined a strategic programme of applied interdisciplinary research which aims to achieve significant outputs in the areas of whole energy systems and smart local energy systems. This will inform future energy investment by companies and Government. It will coordinate and integrate existing UK world-class knowledge, research teams and facilities, and through this provide advice, research and innovation support to help ensure the success of the PFER programme.

Planned Impact

EnergyREV has the national impact aim of unlocking a factor of ten increase in future-investment in local integrated energy systems in the UK in the 2020s, and the international impact aim of creating a long-term legacy of learning and understanding for global leadership in local smart energy systems provision. To do this we aim to make EnergyREV the 'go-to' location for integrated local energy systems knowledge. To maximise reach, the research will be translated into language appropriate for the various relevant audiences and disciplines and made accessible to all levels of expertise from members of the public to the Secretary of State. Communication methods will be tailored to the needs and information channels of specific audiences, for example policy briefings styled on POSTNotes for Government to interactive visualisations for general audiences.

The EnergyREV team will coordinate with other major energy systems research initiatives to maximise the impact of the work. Explicitly this will include working with UKERC Phase IV, CREDS, the CESI and the ESC to ensure messages are delivered through their workshops and dissemination channels to reach additional academic, industrial and policy stakeholders. This will also ensure that their activities influence EnergyREV, and that there is no duplication of effort.

Internationally, EnergyREV will work with and through the International Energy Agency to create a platform for global leadership in smart energy systems provision with maximum return to the UK.

EnergyREV will work collaboratively with other partners in the Prospering From the Energy Revolution (PFER) Challenge and leverage their pathways to impact. These have yet to be defined but will include supporting the work of the Demonstrators and collaborating with the Energy Systems Catapult through its role as leading the Energy Revolution Integration Service.

People

ORCID iD

Stephen McArthur (Principal Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0003-1312-8874
Patrick Devine-Wright (Co-Investigator)
Janette Webb (Co-Investigator)
Cameron Hepburn (Co-Investigator)
James Brusey (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-2710-6927
Jonathan Radcliffe (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0001-7671-6265
Joanne Louise Patterson (Co-Investigator)
David Mark Ingram (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-8669-8942
Elena Gaura (Co-Investigator)
Georgios Konstantopoulos (Co-Investigator)
Zhong Fan (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-5575-1536
Roberto Ferrero (Co-Investigator)
Maria Sharmina (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-5521-700X
Tim Green (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0003-3893-2439
Sandy Andrew Kerr (Co-Investigator)
M Mercedes Maroto-Valer (Co-Investigator)
Jianzhong Wu (Co-Investigator)
David Antony Elmes (Co-Investigator)
Melanie Rohse (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-8613-2092
Matthew James Hannon (Co-Investigator)
Matthew Leach (Co-Investigator)
Alona Armstrong (Co-Investigator)
Rachel Camilla Thomson (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-2329-1862
Rebecca Ford (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0003-0820-8650
David Shipworth (Co-Investigator)
Rajat Gupta (Co-Investigator)
Charlie Wilson (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0001-8164-3566
Jillian Leigh Anable (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-4259-1641
Ruzanna Chitchyan (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0001-6293-3445
Alexandra Schneiders (Researcher) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-6605-3434
Jeffrey James Hardy (Researcher Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0001-8688-9397
Michael Fell (Researcher Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0003-2764-7464

Publications

10 25 50
 
Title Smart Lens: Sketching new perspectives on energy systems 
Description A set of illustrations have been co-created with an artist to to promote better understanding of sustainable technological innovations by visualising the (near) future living with smart technologies. 
Type Of Art Image 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact The visualisations are used for initiating conversations and educating the general public on smart local energy systems, renewable technology and behavioural change. 
URL https://www.bristol.ac.uk/bristol-digital-futures-institute/research/seed-corn-funding/energy-system...
 
Description This research programme has uncovered a large number of key findings and insights about Smart Local Energy Systems, their value, barriers, opportunities and future direction. Academic and non-academic insights are all available at: https://www.energyrev.org.uk/outputs/
Exploitation Route The outcomes can be used by and inform the strategies, decision making and activities of a large selection of stakeholders in the energy sector. These include (but are not limited to): Government and local government; regulators; citizens; energy companies; technical and specialist delivery companies; policy groups; funders; and, academics.
Sectors Energy

URL https://www.energyrev.org.uk/outputs/
 
Description The EnergyREV consortium is working with the Prospering from the Energy Revolution (PFER) community, which is funded through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund. A key aspect of the work is to translate academic research and knowledge in Smart Local Energy Systems into impactful non-academic outputs. As a result, a wide range of tools and non-academic insight reports have been created. These are designed to be used and informative for a wide range of stakeholders. They are all available at: https://www.energyrev.org.uk/outputs/insights-and-tools/
First Year Of Impact 2020
Sector Energy
Impact Types Societal,Economic,Policy & public services

 
Description Barocaloric materials for zero-carbon heat pumps
Amount £1,392,100 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/V042262/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2021 
End 11/2024
 
Description New Grid and I: Engaging the public with the visions of smart energy innovations
Amount £10,216 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2022 
End 03/2022
 
Description Repowering the Black Country - Roadmap
Amount £91,768 (GBP)
Funding ID 134010 
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2020 
End 09/2020
 
Description Repowering the Black Country Phase 2 Cluster Plan
Amount £1,500,000 (GBP)
Funding ID 73028 
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2021 
End 03/2023
 
Description Smart LENS: visualising smart local energy futures
Amount £6,120 (GBP)
Organisation University of Bristol 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2021 
End 11/2021
 
Title EnergyREV Interactive Theory of Change 
Description A Theory of Change showing necessary conditions for smart local energy systems to emerge and deliver desired outcomes. EnergyREV findings are mapped on to it to provide evidence and contextual information for causal relationships. The approach is one that could be considered by other large, interdisciplinary consortia to map their own work. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Unclear as yet, although it has been used in communication of EnergyREV research. 
URL https://www.energyrev.org.uk/outputs/insights-and-tools/the-interactive-energyrev-theory-of-change/
 
Title Requirements elicitation through review of grounded theory 
Description When undertaking requirements elicitation some relevant question (e.g., how to improve adoption of the intended system) cannot always be addressed through the established means of direct need and want elicitation. We provide a method for eliciting such requirements through use of grounded theory analysis. The theory emerging from such analysis produces a set of additional requirements which cannot be directly elicited from individuals/groups, and would otherwise be missed out. Thus, this method uses the theory generated through grounded theory analysis as an additional valuable source of software system requirements. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This method helps to identify additional systems-level requirements and so develop a more usable and appropriate software systems. 
URL https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/9218172
 
Title Simulating ancillary service provision from a peer-to-peer energy trading community - data 
Description The whole dataset includes 9 EXCEL files in total, providing the data used and produced in the relevant paper titled as 'Framework design and optimal bidding strategy for ancillary service provision from a peer-to-peer energy trading community', which has been published on the journal Applied Energy. The detailed description for them is presented as follows: 1. "Smart_Home_Parameters.xlsx" provides the parameters of various types of electrical devices in smart homes considered in the case study section of the paper. It contains 5 sheets. In the first sheet 'General Parameters', the general parameters of a lot of electrical devices are presented, including those of noninterruptible appliances, thermal appliances (i.e. electric water heaters) and electric vehicles. In the second sheet 'P_PV', the PV power generation of each smart home at each hour is presented. In the third sheet 'P_Mustrun', the must-run electric loads of each smart home at each hour is presented. In the fourth sheet 'dn', the hot water use of two homes at each hour is presented. In the fifth sheet 'sita_en', the temperature of the cold water inlet of two homes at each hour is presented. 2. "Numerical_Results_Case_1_Performance_Evaluation.xlsx" provides data produced in Case 1 of the relevant paper, which is to assess the performance of the proposed mechanisms for facilitating ancillary service provision from a P2P energy trading community. It contains 3 sheets. The first sheet 'Fig. 4' presents the daily revenues of each customer in three different scenarios ('P2G', 'P2P', and 'P2P+AS'). The second sheet 'Fig. 5' presents the daily social welfare of the whole community in three different scenarios. The third sheet 'Fig. 7' presents the volume of ancillary service provided during 4 different time periods. 3. "Numerical_Results_Case_2_Different_Service_Types.xlsx" provides data produced in Case 2 of the relevant paper, which is to assess the performance if a different type of ancillary service is provided. It contains 3 sheets. The first sheet 'Fig. 8' presents the daily revenues of each customer in three different scenarios ('P2G', 'P2P', and 'P2P+AS'). The second sheet 'Fig. 9' presents the daily social welfare of the whole community in three different scenarios. The third sheet 'Fig. 10' presents the volume of ancillary service provided during 4 different time periods. 4. "Numerical_Results_Case_3_Service_Provision_with_limited_amount.xlsx" provides data produced in Case 3 of the relevant paper, which is to assess the performance if a limit is posed on the total amount of ancillary service to be procured. It contains 2 sheets. The first sheet 'Fig. 11' presents the volume of ancillary service provided during 4 different time periods with the limit imposed. The second sheet 'Fig. 12' presents the ancillary service provision with and without the limit imposed from each customer. 5. "Numerical_Results_Case_4_Impact_of_Service_Prices.xlsx" provides data produced in Case 4 of the relevant paper, which is to assess the impact of ancillary service prices. It contains 2 sheets. The first sheet 'Fig. 13' presents the daily social welfare of the whole community of three scenarios given different levels of price of ancillary service. The second sheet 'Fig. 14' presents the total service provided during 13:00-17:00 given different levels of price of ancillary services. 6. "Numerical_Results_Case_5_Impact_of_EV_Penetration.xlsx" provides data produced in Case 5 of the relevant paper, which is to assess the impact of installation rate of electric vehicles. It contains 2 sheets. The first sheet 'Fig. 15' presents the daily social welfare of the whole community of three scenarios given different installation rates of electric vehicles. The second sheet 'Fig. 16' presents the total service provided during 13:00-17:00 given installation rates of electric vehicles. 7. "Numerical_Results_Case_6_Impact_of_PV_Penetration.xlsx" provides data produced in Case 6 of the relevant paper, which is to assess the impact of installation rate of PV systems. It contains 2 sheets. The first sheet 'Fig. 17' presents the daily social welfare of the whole community of three scenarios given different installation rates of PV systems. The second sheet 'Fig. 18' presents the total service provided during 13:00-17:00 given installation rates of PV systems. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? Yes  
URL https://research.cardiff.ac.uk/converis/portal/detail/Dataset/114344992?auxfun=<=en_GB
 
Description Bristol Energy Network 
Organisation Bristol Energy Network
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Staff time for event organisation, provision of information on research subjects and contacts, support to reach the research subjects.
Collaborator Contribution Support in reaching research subjects, distributing information, encouraging partition in research.
Impact Engagement of citizens with p2p trading research. Several research papers published through this collaboration's support with citizen engagement (e.g., DOI: 10.1109/RE48521.2020.00033 , 10.1145/3319008.3319355). Several policy briefings are also in preparation.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Burning Glass 
Organisation Burning Glass Technologies
Country United States 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Define and undertake research on the state of skills shortages in smart local energy market using quantitative data on jobs.
Collaborator Contribution Contributing job market data for analysis of the skills needs and shortages.
Impact Upcoming reports and publications.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Catalogue of Projects on Energy Data - CoPED. 
Organisation Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The design and development of a data portal to unify various information stores and existing portals for energy projects metadata under a single extendible umbrella.
Collaborator Contribution Informing and promoting stakeholder engagement with policymakers, industry representatives, academics and energy service operators. Members of the energy team from BIES were also involved in the conceptualisation and trialling of the product.
Impact This project involves computer scientists, data scientists, energy policy specialists and social scientists. The output of the project is a data platform with a wide range of visual aids, query tools and metrics that enable users to synthesize information across the energy projects landscape. The outcome of CoPED is a significant aid for UK energy stakeholders in providing insights into the existing projects landscape that showcase projects, facilitate collaboration and build a community of practice around energy data.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Catalogue of Projects on Energy Data - CoPED. 
Organisation Energy Systems Catapult Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The design and development of a data portal to unify various information stores and existing portals for energy projects metadata under a single extendible umbrella.
Collaborator Contribution Joint delivery of stakeholder workshop with policymakers, industry representatives, academics and energy service operators. Team energy data leaders are also involved in the conceptualisation, design and trialling of the product at the alpha and beta stage as Energy Systems Catapult will host and manage the product when completed.
Impact This project involves computer scientists, data scientists, energy policy specialists and social scientists. The output of the project is a data platform with a wide range of visual aids, query tools and metrics enable users to synthesize information across the energy projects landscape. The outcome of CoPED is a metadata platform to further aid the digitalisation of the energy data landscape
Start Year 2021
 
Description Collaboration with Energy Superhub Oxford smart local energy system demonstrator 
Organisation University of Oxford
Department Environmental Change Institute
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We are working in collaboration with Environmental Change Institute in the University of Oxford to conduct household surveys and building monitoring for dwellings in Oxford that have received ground source heat pumps and smart heating controls as part of Energy Superhub Oxford (ESO) project.
Collaborator Contribution University of Oxford researchers are working with us to design, deliver and analyse household surveys to understand the way residents use low carbon heating system in their homes.
Impact This collaboration brings together researchers from building science and social science,
Start Year 2020
 
Description Peoples's Power Station 2.0 (PPS2.0) 
Organisation Low Carbon Hub
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution As a direct result of equal collaboration with Project Leo, the Peoples' Power Station 2.0 (PPS2.0) has added data-stream with initial devices and accessible to external parties.
Collaborator Contribution As a direct result of equal collaboration with Work package 1.1. Cyber-physical systems EnergyRev, there has been an evolution in the high-level system architecture for the Peoples's Power Station 2.0 (PPS2.0).
Impact The PPP has greater flexibility in the development and implementation of its functional objectives, makes the system significantly less dependent on proprietary pieces of software while at the same time allowing for interoperability with other systems. The developed system could also be made available to external partners for joint collaboration and product development.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Catalogue of Projects on Energy Data (CoPED) Workshop 1 
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 A workshop with energy stakeholders to explore the design principles when constructing an energy metadata platform. Input at the workshop informed the early stages of the development of the portal, resulting in the early-stage prototype in October 2021.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Our message for COP26 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Dr Chitchyan provided input to the Skills needs for community energy sector, based on EnergyREV work to the West of England Community Energy "Our message for COP26" which was presented at the COP26.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description 10 asks for a Smart Local Energy Revolution - Community Views and Plans for Bristol 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Co-authored the document on "10 asks for a Smart Local Energy Revolution - Community Views and Plans for Bristol" which was used to promote hustings for the 2021 mayor elections for West of England Combined Authority and for the city of Bristol, document was requested and led by the Bristol Energy Network (URL: https://bristolenergynetwork.org/ben-asks/).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://bristolenergynetwork.org/ben-asks/
 
Description Article in DecomCONNECT 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The UK's Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) requested submission of inputs on Post-Pandemic Economic Growth. The insights from my work on skills needs assessment were submitted to the BEIS inquiry as part of input under the EnergyREV project. The DecomConnect news service invited for the extended written insights of my submission to be published in their news letter.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.flipsnack.com/DecomCONNECT/decomconnect_october-2020_issue-5.html
 
Description Article in Scotsman newspaper reported research on local energy networks 
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 Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Article titled "Could local networks be the answer to our energy future?" was co-written by Jan Webb. The fundamental of this article is that reducing our use of fossil fuels, focusing on the implementation of local heat networks, can be critical to Scotland's net-zero ambitions, especially as ninety per cent of Scotland's territorial greenhouse gas emissions stem from energy production and consumption.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.scotsman.com/news/opinion/columnists/could-local-networks-be-the-answer-to-our-energy-fu...
 
Description BEIS Call for Evidence on Post-Pandemic Economic Growth 
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 Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The UK's Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) requested submission of inputs on Post-Pandemic Economic Growth. The insights from my work on skills needs assessment were submitted to the BEIS inquiry as part of input under the EnergyREV project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://committees.parliament.uk/call-for-evidence/160/postpandemic-economic-growth/
 
Description Blog on skills work from EnergyREV 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Blog on skills work from EnergyREV published at Cabot Institute website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://cabot-institute.blogspot.com/2020/09/skilling-up-for-clean-energy-transition.html
 
Description Blog on transition to Smart Local Energy Systems 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Blog: Powering the economy through the engine of Smart Local Energy Systems.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://cabot-institute.blogspot.com/2020/09/powering-economy-through-engine-of.html
 
Description Briefing: Bristol's ICT subsystem: Case study on skills and training needs for transitioning to smart local energy systems 
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 Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Briefing released.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.energyrev.org.uk/outputs/insights-and-tools/bristol-s-ict-subsystem-case-study-on-skills...
 
Description Briefing: on Smart Local Energy as a System of Systems and a Discussion Panel for the launch of the briefing 
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 Briefing of SLES as a system of systems released with the release co-located with a web-based discussion panel. We discussed the questions:
What challenges does the UK face in transitioning to smart local energy systems? And what skills are needed to make this transition successful?Representatives from BEIS and REFLEX project also participated in the panel.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/skills-for-smart-local-energy-systems-tickets-154411397647#
 
Description Bristol's building and retrofit subsystem: Case study on skills and training needs for transitioning to smart local energy systems 
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 Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Briefing released.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.energyrev.org.uk/outputs/insights-and-tools/bristol-s-building-and-retrofit-subsystem-ca...
 
Description Catalogue of Projects on Energy Data (CoPED) Workshop 2 
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 This workshop launched the first prototype and invited attendees, such as academics, industry, and policymakers, to feedback on functions, usability, and the appeal of the platform. The comments from the workshop resulted in functions and features that encourage individuals and institutions to engage more proactively with the platform
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Chapters written for, and presentation at launch of, Solar Trade Association report. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Alexandra Schneiders and Michael Fell contributed to the Solar Trade Association report "Trading Sunlight" on decentralised energy trading, which was launched in London on 17 December 2019. Our contributions to the report and event were intended to inform STA members about the social and legal implications of introducing such models.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.solar-trade.org.uk/trading-sunlight-prospects-for-peer-to-peer-energy-trading/
 
Description CoPED Deep Dive Workshop 1 
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 These deep-dive workshops worked with stakeholders to refine the platform and address any coding issues. After the discussions, visual aids, query tools and metrics were added to facilitate new partnerships across sector boundaries.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Community Energy Conference: Bristol 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation of the skills work and overall EnergyREV project at the Bristol Energy Network conference. This lead to discussions with a number of community energy and city council representatives. Several of them joined the project (2 as Advisory Board members for the Skills work package), one as a partner for skills work as a community organisation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description ERIS People and Skills Webinar for UK Local Authorities focussed on Delivering Smart Local Energy Systems 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 140 people (mainly local authority representatives from across UK) attended discussion and presentations on skills needs for transition to smart local energy systems.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Evidence to UK Parliament HCLG Select Committee Inquiry - Local Government and the Path to Net Zero 
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 Jan Webb was invited to the Evidence to UK Parliament HCLG Select Committee Inquiry - Local Government and the Path to Net Zero.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://committees.parliament.uk/event/5485/formal-meeting-oral-evidence-session/
 
Description Governance, public engagement in, and business models for UK net zero delivery 
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 Jan Webb was invited to present oral, and submit written, evidence to Westminster Cross Party Carbon Connect Inquiry into A Net Zero Delivery Architecture.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.policyconnect.org.uk/events/olympic-style-delivery-architecture-decarbonisation
 
Description Heating our Homes without Fossil Fuels 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Engagement with young people on skills and transition to net zero.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwxUYh0nl_o
 
Description Invited Speech in 1st UK-China UCEER Symposium on Electrical Excellence and Smart Energy, 12th Dec 2020. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Invited Speech entitled "Peer-to-Peer Smart Energy Systems" in 1st UK-China UCEER Symposium on Electrical Excellence and Smart Energy on 12th Dec 2020. There were over 10k participants in the event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Invited Speech in IEEE PES General Meeting 2020 in the Panel "How Internet Thinking Change Energy Systems", 4th Aug 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited Speech entitled "Distributed Ledger Technology for DNO to DSO Transition - Overview of Existing Trials and Use Cases" in IEEE PES General Meeting 2020 in the Panel "How Internet Thinking Change Energy Systems", 4th Aug 2020, online conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Invited Speech in 2020 IEEE Sustainable Power & Energy Conference (iSPEC 2020) in the Panel "Towards supply-demand balance in new energy dominated power systems", on 23 Nov 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Invited Speech entitled "Peer-to-Peer Energy Trading" in 2020 IEEE Sustainable Power & Energy Conference (iSPEC 2020) in the Panel "Towards supply-demand balance in new energy dominated power systems", on 23 Nov 2020
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Invited Speech in IEEE PES General Meeting 2020 in the Panel "Addressing Power System Operation Challenges Using Blockchain", 5th Aug 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited Speech entitled "Roadmap of Applications of DLT in Power Distribution Companies" in IEEE PES General Meeting 2020 in the Panel "Addressing Power System Operation Challenges Using Blockchain", 5th Aug 2020, online conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Invited attendance at Centre for Sustainable Energy workshop 
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 Michael Fell attended (on invitation) a workshop arranged by the Centre for Sustainable Energy on the subject of 'smart and fair?', and discussed EnergyREV work with a range of NGO and industry stakeholders.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.cse.org.uk/news/view/2359
 
Description Keynote Speech entitled "Decarbonisation of Heat Supply Using a Multi-Energy Approach" in the Applied Energy Symposium 2019: Low Carbon Cities and Urban Energy Systems, Xiamen, China, 16-18 October, 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The event consisted of two-day symposium and one-day lab/site tours for sharing the most recent progress of research and developments in urban energy systems. CUE2019 was held on October 16-18, 2019 in the city of Xiamen, China. Prof. Jianzhong Wu from Cardiff University was invited to give a keynote speech entitled "Decarbonisation of Heat Supply Using a Multi-Energy Approach".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Keynote Speech entitled "Energy Infrastructure and Multi-vector Energy Systems" in the National Conference on Water Energy Nexus, Dead Sea, Jordan 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The National Conference on "Water Energy Nexus" was held by the University of Jordan under the patronage of the Prime Minister of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, H.E. Dr. Omar Al-Razzaz, during November 4-5, 2019 in King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Centre-Hilton, Dead Sea-Jordan.

The purpose of the Conference was to strengthen the dialogue between water and energy sectors in Jordan and facilitate the exchange of international and regional knowledge, experiences and best practices in the context of the water-energy nexus, particularly aspects related to renewable energy (RE), energy efficiency (EE) and Climate Change.

The conference was attended by high-ranking officials including the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, the Minister of Water and Irrigation, President of the university of Jordan, the senator Prof. Rida Khawaldeh, and the Parliament council member; Eng. Jamal Qamoh. General secretaries from the ministries, and deans of different faculties were also present in the conference, In addition to a representative to the German Embassy-Amman.

The 129 workshop registered participants represented more than 35 entities, including governments, Parliament council, Senate council, universities, companies, funding agencies, associations, media and non-governmental organisations.

Many press releases (news release in UJ website and official media agencies, newspapers, media release in TV and Radio, and a recorded video of the opening ceremony) for the final conference were published, before the conference to attract participants, during the conference, and after the conference to disseminate the information and conclusions.

A Keynote speech entitled "Energy Infrastructure and Multi-vector Energy Systems" was given by Prof Jianzhong Wu from Cardiff University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://sites.ju.edu.jo/en/egreen/Lists/Events/Disp_Form.aspx?ID=74
 
Description Keynote Speech in CSEE-IET jointed online Workshop on Energy Internet, 21 July, 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Keynote Speech entitled "Peer-to-Peer Energy Trading and Local Balancing" in CSEE-IET jointed online Workshop on Energy Internet, 21 July, 2020
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Meeting with CREDS, Oxford University 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Colin Stephen and Dr Alison Halford from CoPED meet with 3 members of the CREDS team working on Energy Data to discuss CoPED. In turn, CREDS shared data from their energy projects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Meeting with Nokia UK Digital enablement of autonomous systems 
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 Professor Elena gaura, Professor James Brusey, and Professor Zhong Fan meet with Nigel Nawacki, who oversees the team working on Nokia UK Digital enablement of autonomous systems. The meeting was to discuss how Nokia could support or develop thinking around the Digital enablement for the autonomous system, which is a key part of the digital industry team focus.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Meeting with Ofgem and PFER representatives 
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 Discussion of scoping out future energy system scenarios
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Meeting with head of smart energy team at BEIS 
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 Michael Fell met with Lowri Gilbert to discuss the EnergyREV Theory of Change for smart local energy systems. He will share the full provisional version with her once published.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Net zero scenario workshops with BEIS Department 
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 A series of Net Zero Society scenario workshops attended by 70 people in total, from different Government Departments, civil society, researchers, and companies, to inform the UK Government's net zero strategy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/net-zero-society-scenarios-and-pathways
 
Description Ofgem lunchtime seminar 
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 Staff of Ofgem listened to talk on distributional impacts of local energy trading, increasing awareness of these considerations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Open Letter: A Declaration on Young People, Climate and Jobs 
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 Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Contributed to preparation of the Open Letter "A Declaration on Young People, Climate and Jobs" led by Finds of Earth to which EnergyREV is also a signatory.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://actionnetwork.org/forms/sign-the-open-letter-a-declaration-on-young-people-climate-and-jobs/
 
Description Participation in COP26 events 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Jan Webb participated as speaker in the following COP26 events:

- UKRI, seminar "Social studies of hydrogen and the social research agenda"
- Being Human Festival, "Poetry and the Climate Crisis: Scotland and India"
- RSE and Royal Meteorological Society: Scotland's Climate Change Science and COP26. Seminar "Perspectives from social studies of energy and climate change"

URLs to the above events are detailed below:

https://www.ukri.org/our-work/responding-to-climate-change/ukri-towards-cop26/ukris-virtual-event-site-for-cop26/
https://beinghumanfestival.org/events/poetry-and-climate-crisis-scotland-and-india
https://rse.org.uk/whats-on/event/scotlands-climate-change-science-and-cop26/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Presentation at UK-Russia University Alliance event Smart Energy Systems for a Sustainable Future 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A presentation on the topic of 'Net Zero Society: Key Trends and Drivers' to an international audience of practitioners, researchers, and policy-makers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://uk-russia-alliance.ru/smartenergy/eng
 
Description Presentation on social impacts of P2P energy trading (and "Jedi") at Odyssey Momentum hackathon 
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 Provided an opportunity to engage in depth with Grid Singularity (a key player in local energy markets), as well as hackathon participants. Participants could bear the presentation in mind as they developed their projects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://gridsingularity.medium.com/energy-singularity-challenge-2020-social-energy-networks-157b390e...
 
Description Presentation to BEIS Energy Research team 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation of nature and findings of various research projects, including EnergyREV work, raising awareness.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Quarterly meetings with West of England Mayor: Skills and Community Energy Topics 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Quarterly meetings held throughout 2021 with the West of England Combined Authority Mayor (Dan Norris) on topics of skills needs for transition to net zero and community energy projects. Both of these topics have been discussed also with as part of the Green Recovery Fund agenda.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Response to the Ofgem/BEIS consultation "Flexible and responsive energy retail markets" and follow-up meeting 
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 Ofgem and BEIS are considering major reform to the energy retail market. Michael Fell and Alexandra Schneiders submitted a consultation response which referred to the work we are conducting within EnergyREV to construct a Theory of Change for how to implement smart local energy systems with desired societal outcomes, and how this might fit with these reforms. We were subsequently invited to present this work to the relevant team at Ofgem.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/flexible-and-responsive-energy-retail-markets
 
Description Roundtable: Building the Net Zero Energy Workforce for A Green Economic Recovery 
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 20 invitees participated in a private virtual roundtable on building the net zero workforce hosted by the IPPR Environmental Justice Commission in partnership with National Grid. The results were to be used to define the transition policy by National Grid and Environmental Justice Commission.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Skilling Up for the Clean Energy Transition: View from Skills Work on EnergyREV 
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 Labour Party Conference Private Roundtable on Skilling Up for the Clean Energy Transition: Creating a Net Zero Workforce. Our skills work provided input to into the clean energy transition planning of the Labour Party though a roundtable arranged at the recent party conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description UK seminar "Smart local energy systems: unlocking net zero" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Jan Webb presented in the Innovate UK seminar "Smart local energy systems: unlocking net zero - the way forward for Local Authorities", online from 19th-22nd July 2021. The latter event had more than 1000 registered attendees, most of them external stakeholders outside the EnergyREV Consortium.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://ktn-uk.org/events/smart-local-energy-systems-unlocking-net-zero/
 
Description Workshop on Modelling of Integrated Multi-Energy Networks - Current Practices and Innovation Gaps, London, 5th April, 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 With an excellent line-up of invited participants from government, industry and academia, this one-day workshop was aimed at sharing current best practices in multi-energy system modelling and discussing how to address the barriers and identifying the innovation gaps.
This invitation-only workshop was jointly organised by INCOSE UK Energy Systems Interest Group and the EPSRC Supergen Energy Networks Hub (https://www.ncl.ac.uk/supergenenhub/), with support from Energy Systems Catapult (https://es.catapult.org.uk/) and the UK Energy Research Centre (http://www.ukerc.ac.uk/). Prof Jianzhong Wu from Cardiff University was the Chairman of this workshop.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Workshop with PFER demonstrator 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Michael Fell ran a 1.5 hour workshop with members of Project LEO based around the EnergyREV Theory of Change. There was discussion around the different challenge areas highlighted in the Theory of Change, and the key challenges the attendees perceived in relation to them.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020