Project duration: January 2020 to June 2020

Project with: Western Power Distribution (WPD) and Wales and West Utilities

Summary: Cross-vector distribution net zero scenarios to 2050 for South Wales licence area

Background:

Energy scenarios are key to helping energy networks to understand and plan for how decarbonisation will impact their operations in the short, medium, and longer term. These changes include:

  • The decarbonisation of heat and transport.
  • The increase in renewable generation at all scales.
  • The production, supply and use of low carbon gases such as hydrogen and biomethane.

The project:

The Net Zero South Wales 2050 innovation project has been undertaken as a partnership between Regen, Western Power Distribution (WPD) and Wales and West Utilities with funding from the Network Innovation Allowance programme.

This innovation project was about bringing two networks together, developing insights and value from an integrated approach to gas and electricity scenario planning and exploring an increasingly flexible and cross-vector system. It is clear that as a result of net zero the different energy vectors (power, heat and transport) will need to become more integrated, co-dependent and joined-up in their operation and long-term planning.

Regen has been working since 2015 on a Distribution Future Energy Scenarios (DFES) methodology that creates bottom-up, stakeholder led, locally relevant decarbonisation pathways for licence areas and regions. See https://www.regen.co.uk/area/distribution-future-energy-scenarios/

The main objective of the project was to develop a new methodology for conducting cross-vector scenario forecasting at a regional level, merging two pre-existing studies for gas and electricity, and to provide insights into how South Wales might transition to a net zero future under three net zero scenario pathways: High Electrification, Core Hydrogen and High Hydrogen along with a hybrid heat sensitivity.

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The outputs from the report included a dataset, a companion report and a learning report which also contained recommendations for further study.  Please contact WPD and WWU directly for access to the datasets.

Some key insights and learnings are outlined below:

Imperative of agreeing local pathways for heat decarbonisation

Carbon emissions from heat decline at different times in the different scenarios and there is a significant range in the scenarios around how electricity or hydrogen might be used for heat.

Although it is valuable to understand this range, for investment in networks and decarbonisation more certainty is needed.

This certainty is likely to come from both a clear national heat strategy coupled with local decision making. Any process would need to be thorough, transparent, and consultative, involving both gas and electricity networks. The sooner these decisions about heat pathways are made the better, for carbon and cost, for networks, people, and the whole energy system.

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The different densities of Air Source Heat Pumps in South Wales by 2050 in the Core Hydrogen scenario

Understanding how demand and generation behaviour might shift

The analysis also looked a simulated day in 2035 and 2050 to understand how the pathways might impact daily typical demand. This found that by 2050, winter day electricity demand doubles in High Electrification, though High Hydrogen has highest total energy demand across both networks.

However in conducting the simulated seasonal day modelling, we established that applying generic profiles developed in 2019 are likely not reflective of the way dispatchable or flexible sources of distributed demand and supply will operate and interact with the network in 2035 or 2050. We recommend that more work is needed to understand and model what these shifts could look like.

Interaction between distribution and transmission in net zero

The project focused on distribution level however we found that although there was increasing level of distributed supply in both gas and electricity, a significant role remained for the transmission system. For example distributed hydrogen production via electrolysis is likely to meet only a proportion of hydrogen demand. Further supply will require a strategy for large-scale hydrogen production, storage and transmission in South Wales.

Similarly electricity demand and supply variance increases in both summer and winter, in all scenarios which highlighted that both local and national balancing is likely to be increasingly important.

View the project reports online here

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To find out more about this project, contact Poppy Maltby at pmaltby@regen.co.uk and you can also watch the webinar about the project on the events page here.


 

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Project duration: ongoing

Regen’s solar developer forum brings together leading players in the sector with key policy makers and regulators to discuss how to enable large scale solar to become a successful and sustainable sector, playing a key role in the UK’s energy future and decarbonisation targets.

The forum sessions to date have included:

Regen also launched a report as part of the Solar Commission on 9 July, to stimulate new thinking and encourage collaboration between academics, industry and system operators on the role of solar power in the energy system. A copy of the report can be found here.

As post-subsidy solar and storage became a reality in 2019, the focus turned on how the industry could contribute most effectively to the overall UK energy system. The forum series restarted at this point to provide an opportunity to from leading developers and investors on the pipeline of projects coming through in 2020 and debate what is required to catalyse investment and enable the scale of development we will need.

Speakers in the series have so far included:

  • Lily Coles, commercial sales director, Anesco Limited
  • Biljana Stojkovska, innovation manager, power potential project Lead, National Grid ESO
  • Ricardo Piñeiro, partner, Foresight Group
  • Abid Kazim, managing director, NextEnergy Capital
  • Toddington Harper, chief executive officer, GRIDSERVE
  • David Peill, commercial director, BSR Group
  • Eric Weemaels, technical acquisition manager, Foresight Group
  • Paul Jewell, policy manager, Western Power Distribution
  • Tom Palmer, principal consultant, Cornwall Insight
  • Nicholas Gall, senior policy analyst, Solar Trade Association
  • Alan John, partner, Osborne Clarke

The forum series is run in partnership with Osborne Clarke

Osborne Clarke

 

Please register your interest in the Solar Developer Forum Below:

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Our ambitious paper, Energy Networks for the Future, highlights the need for a new partnership between the public and private sector to deliver the energy infrastructure needed to achieve net zero decarbonisation.

We know the electricity networks have a critical role to play in our decarbonisation journey. Tthis has been highlighted by the renewed political interest in who owns the networks, how they are governed and the method by which they are regulated and incentivised to make the right investments for our future. This paper, launched in November 2019 at the Merseyside Maritime Museum, is written by Regen and supported by SP Energy Networks. It examines whether the current regulatory model for electricity networks is still fit for purpose to lead the energy transformation and deliver the scale of investment needed to achieve net zero carbon. A core finding of the paper is that radical reform of the current regulatory model for the energy networks is needed to meet the climate emergency, and to ensure public trust that the industry can deliver a zero carbon energy system that is sustainable, resilient and affordable.

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Explore the proposed new model here

Our recommendations include:

  • the establishment of a new national office to drive energy strategy and oversee the net zero transition

  • increased devolution of decarbonisation and sustainable energy delivery to regional bodies who would work with industry, city regions and communities to lead a local energy revolution

  • embed decarbonisation objectives and outputs within the regulatory model

  • require networks to include in their business plans a range of net zero carbon options that can be quickly enacted to meet changing requirements

  • ensure network companies fulfil their role in achieving a just transition to a low carbon society.

The paper has been informed by indepth research, including interviews with a wide range of industry leaders and stakeholders. Regen’s expertise across the whole system and our strong relationships with Distribution Network Operators (DNO), devolved governments, local authorities and community groups, has given us a solid basis on which to investigate, analyse and design a new network model. Working closely with SP Energy Networks, we have been able to understand the ambitions and pressures on DNOs, as well as that of their customers, as we transition to a net zero energy system and society.

 

Putting the net zero challenge at the heart of energy policy

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Enabling a local energy revolution

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Building smarter, optimised and secure networks

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Making strategic investment, managing incentives and risk

Energy Networks For The Future Investment Table

Delivering affordable energy, great service and customer value

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Ensuring a just transition

Energy Networks For The Future Just Transition

Click on the image below to read the paper:

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To find out more about Energy Networks of the Future, contact our policy lead Madeleine Greenhalgh at mgreenhalgh@regen.co.uk


 

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Project duration: March 2020 – March 2022

Regen is a partner in a new £3 million Innovate UK-funded project to deliver a detailed design of a smart local energy system for Rugeley Town in Staffordshire and its local area, including the 2,300 houses being built in the former ENGIE Rugeley coal-fired power station. The post-industrial town, and the large brownfield development, is an opportunity to assess the options for a smart local energy system, using proven technologies at scale. This project will focus on user-centric approaches to engagement, business models and marketplace design, bringing together a number of leading organisations that are delivering solutions in the heat, transport and power sectors.

Rugeley town map

Zero Carbon Rugeley Map

Zero Carbon Rugeley Partners

 

The funding secured is part of the UK Government’s (Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy) £21m Detailed Design of Smart Local Energy Systems programme, part of a wider Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund programme called Prospering from the Energy Revolution.  It aims to create a pipeline of highly innovative, ambitious and investable local UK energy systems that will be ready to roll out across the country over the next decade.

Regen is leading on the policy and regulation work package, reporting and collating the latest changes and the impact on the Zero Carbon Rugeley project. We are also supporting other partners on the business models, buildings and user-centric design work packages.

The project page is available here.


If you are interested in finding out more about this work, please contact Olly Frankland ofrankland@regen.co.uk.


 

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Project duration: September 2019 – November 2019

Regen has previously worked with Western Power Distribution (WPD) and the Energy Networks Association (ENA) on a range of animations to communicate complex and technical topics in a concise and visual way – available here. In this project for Bristol Energy and Bristol City Council we delivered three animations which unpack three key topics, linking solar PV and energy storage in the home, smart metering, and the climate emergency response in Bristol.

The 2D bespoke graphics included Bristol landmarks and a Bristol Energy colour palette.

Regen created the scripts and storyboards, project managed, monitored the review process and used a trusted animator partner to deliver the animations.

Helping Bristol become carbon neutral by 2030

Linking solar PV and energy storage in the home (due to be published)

Smart meters

If you are interested in finding out more about this work, please contact Olly Frankland ofrankland@regen.co.uk.

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Project:
Carbon emissions analysis for South Gloucestershire

Regen has worked with South Gloucestershire council to assess the carbon emissions from the area, to aid their next steps following a declaration of a climate emergency.

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Local authorities, government and community groups have responded to the climate crisis by declaring a climate emergency. Regen’s work in this area has been to provide evidence and datasets, as well as communications materials, so that communities and local government can act and set policy in a targeted way.

As well as the total current emissions for the area, Regen also assessed the emissions from the council specifically, and the potential pathways to net zero emissions for the area. For this, we analysed the energy efficiency measures and current heating technologies installed in domestic and non-domestic properties across the district, the renewable energy generation installed and potential for further renewable energy development. A database of emissions and various communications-materials were produced, to help the council plan their pathway to net zero and to communicate the scale of the challenge across all sectors to stakeholders.

Key highlights:

• Carbon emissions have reduced in some areas, but others – like transport, and heat – remain stable

Total carbon emissions have fallen since 2005, with a reduction in industrial emissions, and emissions from electricity consumption. However, emissions from transport and heating have remained relatively stable. The three sectors emitting carbon emissions from energy use are similar in volume of emissions: the domestic, non-domestic, and transport sectors.

• Emissions reductions – and any net zero scenario – is dependent on both local actions and national policy

Development of whole-house retrofit programmes, contracts for the treatment of waste,  coordination and engagement with key private sector stakeholders, and public transport planning are all low-carbon levers which are impacted locally, however decarbonisation of the electricity supply, national planning policy for renewable energy, and funding for local authority actions are all controlled at a national level.

• Domestic heating is a large challenge area, but one with solutions readily available

Around 100,000 homes in South Gloucestershire will need low-carbon heating installed to achieve net-zero, as well 1,000s of non-domestic properties. Energy efficiency improvements are critical in this transition, and will need innovative programmes as well as local decision-making and stakeholder engagement. Energy efficiency improvements reduce the scale of the challenge of decarbonisation, as well as potentially reducing energy bills and improving wellbeing standards.

The resulting database allows South Gloucestershire Council to tailor policy towards critical areas, and begin to map out the pathway to net zero.

 

Climate emergency: The key areas of decarbonisation include: Zero carbon buildings, Low-carbon heating, Renewable electricity, a transport revolution - not just electric cars, but fewer car journeys.

As well as the database of emissions and the above summary poster, Regen also produced summary infographics on renewable energy, the built environment, and land-use and land-use change.

Renewable energy in south Gloucestershire can make an important contribution to the net zero transition, in the context of a climate emergency

 

Project duration: October 2019 – Jan 2020

Regen lead: Frankie Mayo

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To read more about the Climate change strategy of the South Gloucestershire Council, click here.

Regen has worked on a similar analysis for Bristol City Council, to read more please click here.

South Glos Council

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Project duration: January to February 2019

Regen worked with the Energy Systems Catapult (ESC) to explore the potential benefits for community energy organisations of engaging with the Catapult’s Local Area Energy Planning (LAEP) process, as well as the benefits that their engagement would bring to the process.  The output was a report for the ESC to inform the development of the LAEP process going forwards.

The LAEP process is a concept that has been developed by the ESC.  It aims to create a transparent and evidence-based open dialogue to enable stakeholders, facilitated by local government, to more robustly interrogate different future local energy scenarios and to develop local whole system plans to support cost-effective options for decarbonisation.

To support the roll-out of the LAEP process, the ESC commissioned Jodie Giles, Regen’s community energy expert, and Hazel Williams, Regen’s planning expert, to:

  • Identify the potential benefits for community energy organisations of engaging with LAEP development and delivery.
  • Identify the potential benefits for a LAEP process when community energy organisations are engaged.

Based on interviews with community energy organisations and local authorities, Regen uncovered the following key findings:

There are potential economic, social and environmental benefits for communities

By engaging with a LAEP, communities would be able to understand what parts of the future energy system they could benefit from, for example through asset ownership, the revenue it generates, reduced energy costs, and a boost to local employment and growth.

Whilst the environmental benefits are plain to see – lower carbon emissions – perhaps less so are the social benefits. Engagement in a significant long-term project, such as development of new renewable energy generation, involves local people in a range of activities, improving skills and confidence.

By making collective decisions about the use and distribution of income, local communities also develop greater self-determination through the direct control of local resources.

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Image – comparison between the community wind farm Awel Aman Tawe and Pen Y Cymoedd wind farm

 

It will help ensure community groups are ‘transition savvy’

The interviewees believed LAEP would help community energy groups find their place in the new, low carbon energy system, and help them decide which are the best projects for them to focus on. The whole system perspective of LAEP (i.e. to consider how change to one part of the system affect the whole) would help broaden their knowledge and perspective.

The process could also provide evidence to inform grassroots action, for example on decarbonisation and addressing climate change.

It could encourage buy-in from residents

High quality, broad engagement was considered vital to encourage buy-in for any plan from local people and could help address the common criticism that top-down plans often fail to account for local circumstances.

Community energy organisations have close relationships with many stakeholders including consumers, private and social landlords, and investors. As a trusted local organisation with a history of local engagement, they could facilitate positive engagement with the wider local community.

Overall, community energy representatives were overwhelmingly positive about local area energy planning. Done well, the interviewees believed it would probably add confidence to community energy plans and support inward public and private investment from landowners, funders and investors.

Community energy organisations are important local energy system actors and agents of change

Community energy organisations are ambitious in what they’re trying to achieve and fully on-board with the drive to eliminate carbon emissions from the energy system.

These characteristics, combined with their knowledge of the local energy system, make them key players in ensuring that the local energy planning process maximises the benefits it could bring to the public.

Looking to the future for Local Area Energy Planning

The ESC is working with Ofgem and Government to test the potential of rolling out such an approach more widely. The LAEP concept is referenced in recent RIIO-2 Business Plan guidance.

Project leads: Hazel Williams and Jodie Giles

Catapult

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Madeleine Greenhalgh
Madeleine Greenhalgh
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Kerry Hayes
Kerry Hayes
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Rachel Hayes
Rachel Hayes
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Rachel leads Regen’s networks and development, as well as the organisation’s events, marketing and…
Jonty Haynes
Jonty Haynes
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Ky Hoare
Ky Hoare
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Mark Howard
Mark Howard
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Merlin Hyman
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Chief executive
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Poppy Maltby
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Frankie Mayo
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Joe Noble
Joe Noble
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Hannah Stanley
Hannah Stanley
Events manager
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Joel Venn
Joel Venn
Head analyst
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Ellie Wilkes
Ellie Wilkes
Graduate intern
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Hazel Williams
Head of delivery
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In 2013, the Welsh Government commissioned Regen to design a survey process and undertake an assessment of the number of renewable energy installations in Wales.  We used our data analysis expertise gained from over 10 years of producing our south west Progress Report, to create a process for gathering the necessary information in Wales and supplied the Welsh Government with a database detailing individual projects across the country.

For 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 we have repeating the study, adding analysis of local ownership of renewable energy projects, trends of fossil fuel electricity generation, and progress towards the Wales’ renewable energy targets. The study analyses how the energy generation capacity in Wales has changed over time, in order to support the development of their energy policy, helping to evidence the economic, community and environmental benefits from the development of Welsh energy projects.

Progress In Wales

In the latest study for 2018, it has been found that Wales has reached the milestone of 50% of its electricity consumption being generated by renewable electricity. This has risen from 19% in 2014 and is well on the way to meeting the 70% target in 2030.

You can view the latest reports below.

Capture  Energy Generation Wales Report ENGLISH 1.7

We have also produced quick-summary ‘Energy Generation in Wales in 5 minutes’ versions, click here for the 2019 publication.

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Welsh Gov


For more information about Renewable energy in Wales, contact  Joel Venn at jvenn@regen.co.uk


 

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Kerry Hayes
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Hazel Williams
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Project duration: July 2019- July 2020

Regen is supporting the Bristol City Council Energy Service on its heat network delivery, by providing project management support, funded by the Heat Networks Delivery Unit (HNDU).

Heat networks (also known as district heat) are networks of underground pipes that carry hot water and supply heat from a central source to consumers. The central heat source is known as an energy centre and many solutions can be used to generate heat. Across Bristol, networks are being designed to be low carbon.

Since July 2019, Regen has been embedded in the energy infrastructure team, providing sector knowledge and project management expertise. We are responsible for managing and critiquing feasibility studies, engaging with internal and external stakeholders and ensuring the successful delivery of projects with a view to increasing the build-out of low carbon heat networks across Bristol, in line with the Council’s declaration of  Net Zero by 2030.

 

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To find out more about our work on Heat networks, contact  Kerry Hayes at khayes@regen.co.uk


 

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Ian Hutchcroft
Ian Hutchcroft
Associate
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Merlin Hyman
Merlin Hyman
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Poppy Maltby
Poppy Maltby
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Frankie Mayo
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Joel Venn
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New energy insight paper series

Throughout 2020, Regen will be publishing a series of thought provoking papers looking at the challenges and solutions that would deliver the transformations needed to counter climate change. Regen is looking to partner with leading organisations that are willing to sponsor or co-sponsor individual papers or indeed the whole series.

The progress made to decarbonise the UK power sector since 2010 is a great example of how the alignment of government policy, investment and industry can deliver new renewable energy solutions at scale. Important steps have been taken but, in truth, we are still walking in the foothills of energy transformation. The biggest challenges to achieve full decarbonisation across all energy vectors – power, heat and transport – have yet to be met and if anything, progress has begun to falter over the past three years.

Faced with the need to achieve both rapid and dramatic change, the energy industry is being asked to rise to the decarbonisation challenge. The big question is whether the industry will be able to do this? And if so, what new technologies, policies and business models will be required to enable radical change?

So far Regen has identified five potential papers that we would like to develop:

Paper A The decarbonisation of heat – published and available here:
Paper B We’ve got the power: re-energising investment in renewable electricity
Paper C Transport: the revolution is coming
Paper D Energy efficiency: transforming the way we use energy
Paper E Making a difference: how communities, cities and regions can lead
the low carbon revolution

As with previous market insight papers, Regen will partner with leading organisations that are willing to sponsor or co-sponsor individual papers or indeed the whole series.

Regen Heat Paper - Front cover

Sponsorship packages

– Series sponsor £60k + VAT
– Headline paper sponsor £20k + VAT
– Co-sponsor £10k + VAT

Our events throughout 2020 will showcase the papers and sponsors. In addition, we will feature the papers at many of our and third-party events throughout the year.


To find out more about our Decade to make a Difference series, contact Rachel Hayes, head of networks and development at rhayes@regen.co.uk


 

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Kerry Hayes
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Project duration: January 2019 to July 2019

Regen has run the Solar Commission, a project that has been set up as part of the UKERC Whole Systems Network Fund.

Innovation and falling costs are leading to solar power playing an increasing role in the energy system. The UK has considerable scientific, technical and business experience in solar power and including technology, power storage, control systems, financing, and power purchase arrangements.

The role of the Commission has been to stimulate new thinking and encourage collaboration between academics, industry and system operators on the role of solar power in the energy system. The Commission examined areas where the UK could use its scientific and technical capabilities to play a leading role in innovation and industrial strategy opportunities in solar power.

The Commission was formed of industry leaders, academics and others and the Commissioners were responsible for investigating the future role of solar power in the energy system, considering the UK’s areas of strength in research and innovation in solar.

The findings will be used to inform and influence decision makers and leading players in the UK energy system and have been published in a non technical briefing at the House of Lords on 9 July 2019. The project engaged new voices and maximise female representation through collaboration with Regen’s Entrepreneurial Women in Renewables initiative.

View the final publication here

View blog – Why do we need more research into solar energy conversion?  

By Dr. Phillip Dale, University of Luxembourg

View blog Revenue opportunities for solar farms from system services

Dr. Biljana Stojkovska, National Grid ESO

 

Led by: Kerry Hayes – project manager

Contact: khayes@regen.co.uk

Solar Commission - Members of the Commission include:

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Professor Alison WalkerUniversity of Bath Bath
Professor Neil RobertsonUniversity of EdinburghUniversity Of Edinburgh Logo
Professor Neil GreenhamUniversity of CambridgeLogo
Professor Mike WallsLoughborough UniversityDownload (1)
Robyn LucasOpen EnergiOpen Energi
Aleksandra KlassenSolar Trade Association STA Logo CMYK
Dr KT TanViridian SolarDownload
Christine CoonickBRE National Solar Centre0
Dr Phillip Dale University of LuxembourgUnilu
Paul WarrenNSG2819035 NSG Group Logo
Imran AghaSiemensSiemens Logo
Sonya BedfordStephens ScownStephens Scown

Led by: Kerry Hayes – project manager

Contact: khayes@regen.co.uk

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As part of our distribution future energy scenarios (DFES) work, Regen have created Future Electricity Scenarios for Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN).

With 3.6 GW of distributed generation (of which 2.5 GW is renewable) already connected to their southern licence area, SSEN need to understand potential changes to demand on their network from the rapid changes in our electricity system.

In order to plan their networks and assess where they need to invest, all DNOs are now looking at scenarios for how demands on their networks may change at a local level. Regen is supporting this vital forward planning and has carried out DFES for all four Western Power Distribution licence areas, and UK Power Networks.

The approach of these studies is to look in detail at the local area, taking account of factors such as the energy resources, projects already in the pipeline and local planning policies. In SSEN’s southern  licence area ground-mounted solar has been the dominant decentralised generation technology.

Figure 3-3: Ground-mounted solar PV technically unconstrained areas for future projects. 

Solar Resource Map (DO NOT USE)

The analysis is the first step in a process for SSEN, who are using the data to identify areas of future potential network stress. They will then be using that information to understand how constraints might be best managed or alleviated over time to support more local generation, along with increasing electrification of heat and transport.

Using the framework of National Grid’s Future Energy Scenarios (FES) 2018, the report presents a range of possible futures for the SSEN Southern licence areas electricity system up to 2032.

The four scenarios start from Community Renewables, a highly decentralised system that is on track to achieve the 80% reduction in carbon by 2050. This scenario quadruples rooftop solar installation and has around 20% of homes with heat pumps by 2032.

At the other end of the spectrum, a centralised slow growth system Steady Progression, sees continuing of the hiatus in decarbonisation along with increasing levels of air conditioning.

Figure 3-6: Total generation connections by 2032 in Community Renewables.

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Key areas within the study include an assessment of electric vehicle growth and associated capacities and types of chargers in the region. In the highest scenarios, the area could see around 2 million EVs by 2032.

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The study also includes a detailed analysis of planned strategic sites for new domestic and commercial developments to help SSEN understand where the planned 280,000 new homes might be built and what impact they may have.

The findings of the work are spelled out in a public report and SSEN are making the data available to stakeholders such as local authorities and LEPs.

The project was launched by Scottish and Southern Networks (SSEN) at a webinar on 15 February 2019.


To find out more about our Scenarios work, contact Joel Venn at jvenn@regen.co.uk


 

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