In May 2020, Western Power Distribution and Regen ran a series of consultation webinars on the Distribution Future Energy Scenarios (DFES) in each of the four Western Power Distribution licence areas.

Regen and WPD discussed the local factors influencing the development of electric vehicles, wind and solar farms , energy storage and low-carbon heat with over 200 stakeholders. These form an integral part of the WPD 2020 DFES project, which looks at the uptake and deployment of renewable and fossil fuel power generation, energy storage, low-carbon heat, and electric vehicles, as well as analysing planned housing developments. To read about the project in full click here.

A key part of this project is engagement and consultation with local stakeholders, from local government, to developers, installers, and community energy groups. Feedback from these webinars will directly influence the models and assumptions that are made during this analysis, the results of which will be finalised in the autumn of 2020. Please see the attached document for information on the webinar agenda and briefing.

Thanks to all those who attended.

Screengrab From East Midlands Webinar of panelists talking

Big WPD Little Regen

People on this project

Ray Arrell
Ray Arrell
Head of technical development
Ray leads Regen's technical development strategy, coordinating the development of the company's capabilities and…
Tamar Bourne
Tamar Bourne
Senior project manager - smart energy lead
Tamar leads Regen’s smart energy and innovative supply work. Past projects include: writing the…
Olly Frankland
Olly Frankland
Project manager
Olly manages a wide variety of complex projects. He has developed a strong knowledge…
Johnny Gowdy
Johnny Gowdy
Director
Johnny is a director of Regen and leads the development of our advisory projects,…
Kerry Hayes
Kerry Hayes
Project manager
Kerry is a project manager at Regen who has a broad range of experience,…
Jonty Haynes
Jonty Haynes
Energy analyst
Jonty is an Energy Analyst at Regen delivering a range of technical support services.…
Ky Hoare
Ky Hoare
Local energy coordinator
Ky specialises in local energy issues and supports the delivery of Regen’s community energy…
Merlin Hyman
Merlin Hyman
Chief executive
Merlin leads Regen’s mission to transform how we generate, supply and use energy. Merlin…
Poppy Maltby
Poppy Maltby
Senior project manager
Poppy is a Senior Project Manager at Regen working on future scenarios and energy…
Frankie Mayo
Frankie Mayo
Senior energy analyst
As Senior Analyst at Regen Frankie has lead and helped deliver Regen's 'future energy…
Joe Noble
Joe Noble
Data analyst intern
Joe has recently joined Regen on a 6-month internship as a Data Analyst. Joe…
Ben Robertson
Ben Robertson
Energy Analyst
Having recently completed a 6-month internship with Regen, Ben works as an energy analyst…
Joel Venn
Joel Venn
Head analyst
As head analyst, Joel is responsible for leading and developing Regen’s analytical team, as…
Ellie Wilkes
Ellie Wilkes
Graduate intern
Ellie joined recently as an Intern. She splits her time between supporting projects in…
Hazel Williams
Hazel Williams
Head of delivery
Hazel is responsible for Regen’s project delivery, leading on resourcing, quality assurance and developing…

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.


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


 

People on this project

Christine Chapter
Christine Chapter
Head of Innovation
Christine has recently joined Regen as our new Head of Innovation. She is looking…
Ray Arrell
Ray Arrell
Head of technical development
Ray leads Regen's technical development strategy, coordinating the development of the company's capabilities and…
Tamar Bourne
Tamar Bourne
Senior project manager - smart energy lead
Tamar leads Regen’s smart energy and innovative supply work. Past projects include: writing the…
Tim Crook
Tim Crook
Senior project manager
Tim is a mechanical engineer with a broad range of experience in onshore heat…
Olly Frankland
Olly Frankland
Project manager
Olly manages a wide variety of complex projects. He has developed a strong knowledge…
Johnny Gowdy
Johnny Gowdy
Director
Johnny is a director of Regen and leads the development of our advisory projects,…
Madeleine Greenhalgh
Madeleine Greenhalgh
Policy and advocacy manager
Madeleine is the policy lead for Regen and the Electricity Storage Network, working to…
Kerry Hayes
Kerry Hayes
Project manager
Kerry is a project manager at Regen who has a broad range of experience,…
Jonty Haynes
Jonty Haynes
Energy analyst
Jonty is an Energy Analyst at Regen delivering a range of technical support services.…
Ky Hoare
Ky Hoare
Local energy coordinator
Ky specialises in local energy issues and supports the delivery of Regen’s community energy…
Mark Howard
Mark Howard
Project Manager
Mark holds a bachelors degree in engineering and has over a decade of experience…
Ian Hutchcroft
Ian Hutchcroft
Associate
Ian is a strategic Programme Director and senior Sustainability Consultant with over 25 years’…
Merlin Hyman
Merlin Hyman
Chief executive
Merlin leads Regen’s mission to transform how we generate, supply and use energy. Merlin…
Poppy Maltby
Poppy Maltby
Senior project manager
Poppy is a Senior Project Manager at Regen working on future scenarios and energy…
Frankie Mayo
Frankie Mayo
Senior energy analyst
As Senior Analyst at Regen Frankie has lead and helped deliver Regen's 'future energy…
Joe Noble
Joe Noble
Data analyst intern
Joe has recently joined Regen on a 6-month internship as a Data Analyst. Joe…
Ben Robertson
Ben Robertson
Energy Analyst
Having recently completed a 6-month internship with Regen, Ben works as an energy analyst…
Hannah Stanley
Hannah Stanley
Events manager
Hannah is part of Regen’s events, membership and communication team to help keep our…
Joel Venn
Joel Venn
Head analyst
As head analyst, Joel is responsible for leading and developing Regen’s analytical team, as…
Ellie Wilkes
Ellie Wilkes
Graduate intern
Ellie joined recently as an Intern. She splits her time between supporting projects in…
Hazel Williams
Hazel Williams
Head of delivery
Hazel is responsible for Regen’s project delivery, leading on resourcing, quality assurance and developing…

Project duration: Ongoing

Regen has been working with electricity network operators to help maintain a positive relationship with those companies that own and operate the generation assets connected to the distribution network. We work in partnership with Western Power Distribution, the leading network operator in this area, to deliver the quarterly forum.

The project creates an opportunity for the control room staff from the network operator to engage directly with generation assets owners in a constructive forum, that is based on actions and progress over time. This has improved communication and increases understanding between the parties, creating positive outcomes. An estimated 10 GW of assets connected to the distribution network is represented at the forum, with solar PV, onshore wind, hydro, energy storage, anaerobic digestion and gas peakers included.

Key areas of work have included:

  • Creation of a generator portal for owners and operators to use for site-specific outage notifications
  • Internal work by WPD internally to improve processes and outage planning to reduce the length and severity of network constraints and outages on distributed generation customers
  • Improving communication format and frequency with generators on outages and constraints
  • Investigating technical options for mitigating outage impact (e.g. new pole-mounted line isolator)
  • Estimating the lost generation (MWh) and cost implication (£) from outages.

Regen is an independent facilitator of the forum and takes responsibility for chairing, organising the agenda, writing up meeting notes, contact list management, invites to the sector, and specific project reports (e.g. lost generation).

Forum meeting

The WPD forum webpage is available here.

The WPD generator portal is available here.


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


 

People on this project

Ray Arrell
Ray Arrell
Head of technical development
Ray leads Regen's technical development strategy, coordinating the development of the company's capabilities and…
Tamar Bourne
Tamar Bourne
Senior project manager - smart energy lead
Tamar leads Regen’s smart energy and innovative supply work. Past projects include: writing the…
Olly Frankland
Olly Frankland
Project manager
Olly manages a wide variety of complex projects. He has developed a strong knowledge…
Johnny Gowdy
Johnny Gowdy
Director
Johnny is a director of Regen and leads the development of our advisory projects,…
Madeleine Greenhalgh
Madeleine Greenhalgh
Policy and advocacy manager
Madeleine is the policy lead for Regen and the Electricity Storage Network, working to…
Kerry Hayes
Kerry Hayes
Project manager
Kerry is a project manager at Regen who has a broad range of experience,…
Rachel Hayes
Rachel Hayes
Head of networks and development ; Director of the Electricity Storage Network
Rachel leads Regen’s networks and development, as well as the organisation’s events, marketing and…
Jonty Haynes
Jonty Haynes
Energy analyst
Jonty is an Energy Analyst at Regen delivering a range of technical support services.…
Ky Hoare
Ky Hoare
Local energy coordinator
Ky specialises in local energy issues and supports the delivery of Regen’s community energy…
Merlin Hyman
Merlin Hyman
Chief executive
Merlin leads Regen’s mission to transform how we generate, supply and use energy. Merlin…
Poppy Maltby
Poppy Maltby
Senior project manager
Poppy is a Senior Project Manager at Regen working on future scenarios and energy…
Frankie Mayo
Frankie Mayo
Senior energy analyst
As Senior Analyst at Regen Frankie has lead and helped deliver Regen's 'future energy…
Joe Noble
Joe Noble
Data analyst intern
Joe has recently joined Regen on a 6-month internship as a Data Analyst. Joe…
Ben Robertson
Ben Robertson
Energy Analyst
Having recently completed a 6-month internship with Regen, Ben works as an energy analyst…
Joel Venn
Joel Venn
Head analyst
As head analyst, Joel is responsible for leading and developing Regen’s analytical team, as…
Ellie Wilkes
Ellie Wilkes
Graduate intern
Ellie joined recently as an Intern. She splits her time between supporting projects in…
Hazel Williams
Hazel Williams
Head of delivery
Hazel is responsible for Regen’s project delivery, leading on resourcing, quality assurance and developing…

Project duration: October 2019 – March 2020

Regen worked with Energy Networks Association and the energy network companies to update the strategies that guide network innovation.

Innovation in our energy networks plays a key role in the transformation of the energy system. Electricity and gas networks are working in partnership with innovators, businesses and local communities to invest in trialling new technologies and business models. Funding mechanisms, including the Network Innovation Allowance and Network Innovation Competition, are enabling an extensive portfolio of projects that are changing how our energy system works and delivering billions of pounds worth of benefits to customers.

We helped shape the underlying principles, innovation themes and focus areas of these important strategies and ran an extensive stakeholder engagement process to make sure we reflected the views of the wider industry.

You can read the 2020 strategies by clicking on the images below:

ENIS Cover GNIS Cover ENIS AAG Cover

You can read the project team’s reflections on developing the revised strategies here.

The development of the content involved an extensive stakeholder engagement process, which you can find out more about by following the links below:

Phase 1: Watch the first webinar below, which describes the proposed changes to the strategies and gathers peoples’ feedback. These were part of a wider online consultation that ran from 11 November to 9 December 2019. The summary of findings from this first phase of engagement is available here.

Phase 2: Watch the second webinar here, which summarises the feedback from the first stage of stakeholder engagement and explores focus areas with the participants. This webinar followed  two stakeholder workshops that took place in Glasgow and London in January 2020. The summary of findings from this second phase of engagement is available here.

 

Ena Logo Large


To find out more about this project, contact Tamar Bourne at tbourne@regen.co.uk


 

People on this project

Ray Arrell
Ray Arrell
Head of technical development
Ray leads Regen's technical development strategy, coordinating the development of the company's capabilities and…
Tamar Bourne
Tamar Bourne
Senior project manager - smart energy lead
Tamar leads Regen’s smart energy and innovative supply work. Past projects include: writing the…
Olly Frankland
Olly Frankland
Project manager
Olly manages a wide variety of complex projects. He has developed a strong knowledge…
Johnny Gowdy
Johnny Gowdy
Director
Johnny is a director of Regen and leads the development of our advisory projects,…
Madeleine Greenhalgh
Madeleine Greenhalgh
Policy and advocacy manager
Madeleine is the policy lead for Regen and the Electricity Storage Network, working to…
Kerry Hayes
Kerry Hayes
Project manager
Kerry is a project manager at Regen who has a broad range of experience,…
Rachel Hayes
Rachel Hayes
Head of networks and development ; Director of the Electricity Storage Network
Rachel leads Regen’s networks and development, as well as the organisation’s events, marketing and…
Jonty Haynes
Jonty Haynes
Energy analyst
Jonty is an Energy Analyst at Regen delivering a range of technical support services.…
Ky Hoare
Ky Hoare
Local energy coordinator
Ky specialises in local energy issues and supports the delivery of Regen’s community energy…
Merlin Hyman
Merlin Hyman
Chief executive
Merlin leads Regen’s mission to transform how we generate, supply and use energy. Merlin…
Poppy Maltby
Poppy Maltby
Senior project manager
Poppy is a Senior Project Manager at Regen working on future scenarios and energy…
Frankie Mayo
Frankie Mayo
Senior energy analyst
As Senior Analyst at Regen Frankie has lead and helped deliver Regen's 'future energy…
Joe Noble
Joe Noble
Data analyst intern
Joe has recently joined Regen on a 6-month internship as a Data Analyst. Joe…
Ben Robertson
Ben Robertson
Energy Analyst
Having recently completed a 6-month internship with Regen, Ben works as an energy analyst…
Joel Venn
Joel Venn
Head analyst
As head analyst, Joel is responsible for leading and developing Regen’s analytical team, as…
Ellie Wilkes
Ellie Wilkes
Graduate intern
Ellie joined recently as an Intern. She splits her time between supporting projects in…
Hazel Williams
Hazel Williams
Head of delivery
Hazel is responsible for Regen’s project delivery, leading on resourcing, quality assurance and developing…

Project duration: July 2017 to September 2019

Regen’s whole-system thinking is seeking to understand how both the electricity and gas networks will evolve, in a decentralised and decarbonised UK energy system. Building on the growth scenarios work Regen has undertaken for WPD and other DNOs, Wales and West Utilities (WWU) commissioned Regen to develop a methodology to create regional growth scenarios to support long term demand and investment planning for the gas network.

 

The development of this methodology used common assumptions and approaches that Regen developed for electricity network scenarios, but also developed an approach that was bespoke for sources of demand and supply connected to gas distribution networks. The scenarios focus on the evolution of heat demand, delivery technologies and fuels, the growth of gas fired power generation and the changing gas supply mix, including the introduction of hydrogen and injection of biomethane.

WWU used the outputs of this assessment of their network, to inform their business plan submission to Ofgem in 2019.

WWU Business Plan DFES

Figure 1: Progression of WWU’s Net Zero Vision, based on Regen’s DFES analysis. (Credit & Source WWU RIIO-GD2 business plan, December 2019, WWU website)

The outputs of the project are available to download:

Regional FES Phase 1 Inception And Scoping Report Regional FES Phase 2 SW Regional Results Report Regional FES Phase 3 Wales Regional Results Report Regional FES Technical Companion Document

Wales And West (cropped)

 

 

 


To find out more about this project, or our scenarios work more generally, contact Ray Arrell at rarrell@regen.co.uk


 

People on this project

Ray Arrell
Ray Arrell
Head of technical development
Ray leads Regen's technical development strategy, coordinating the development of the company's capabilities and…
Tamar Bourne
Tamar Bourne
Senior project manager - smart energy lead
Tamar leads Regen’s smart energy and innovative supply work. Past projects include: writing the…
Tim Crook
Tim Crook
Senior project manager
Tim is a mechanical engineer with a broad range of experience in onshore heat…
Olly Frankland
Olly Frankland
Project manager
Olly manages a wide variety of complex projects. He has developed a strong knowledge…
Johnny Gowdy
Johnny Gowdy
Director
Johnny is a director of Regen and leads the development of our advisory projects,…
Kerry Hayes
Kerry Hayes
Project manager
Kerry is a project manager at Regen who has a broad range of experience,…
Jonty Haynes
Jonty Haynes
Energy analyst
Jonty is an Energy Analyst at Regen delivering a range of technical support services.…
Ky Hoare
Ky Hoare
Local energy coordinator
Ky specialises in local energy issues and supports the delivery of Regen’s community energy…
Mark Howard
Mark Howard
Project Manager
Mark holds a bachelors degree in engineering and has over a decade of experience…
Merlin Hyman
Merlin Hyman
Chief executive
Merlin leads Regen’s mission to transform how we generate, supply and use energy. Merlin…
Poppy Maltby
Poppy Maltby
Senior project manager
Poppy is a Senior Project Manager at Regen working on future scenarios and energy…
Frankie Mayo
Frankie Mayo
Senior energy analyst
As Senior Analyst at Regen Frankie has lead and helped deliver Regen's 'future energy…
Joe Noble
Joe Noble
Data analyst intern
Joe has recently joined Regen on a 6-month internship as a Data Analyst. Joe…
Ben Robertson
Ben Robertson
Energy Analyst
Having recently completed a 6-month internship with Regen, Ben works as an energy analyst…
Joel Venn
Joel Venn
Head analyst
As head analyst, Joel is responsible for leading and developing Regen’s analytical team, as…
Ellie Wilkes
Ellie Wilkes
Graduate intern
Ellie joined recently as an Intern. She splits her time between supporting projects in…
Hazel Williams
Hazel Williams
Head of delivery
Hazel is responsible for Regen’s project delivery, leading on resourcing, quality assurance and developing…

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:

Name Organisation Logo
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

People on this project

Christine Chapter
Christine Chapter
Head of Innovation
Christine has recently joined Regen as our new Head of Innovation. She is looking…
Ray Arrell
Ray Arrell
Head of technical development
Ray leads Regen's technical development strategy, coordinating the development of the company's capabilities and…
Tamar Bourne
Tamar Bourne
Senior project manager - smart energy lead
Tamar leads Regen’s smart energy and innovative supply work. Past projects include: writing the…
Olly Frankland
Olly Frankland
Project manager
Olly manages a wide variety of complex projects. He has developed a strong knowledge…
Johnny Gowdy
Johnny Gowdy
Director
Johnny is a director of Regen and leads the development of our advisory projects,…
Madeleine Greenhalgh
Madeleine Greenhalgh
Policy and advocacy manager
Madeleine is the policy lead for Regen and the Electricity Storage Network, working to…
Kerry Hayes
Kerry Hayes
Project manager
Kerry is a project manager at Regen who has a broad range of experience,…
Rachel Hayes
Rachel Hayes
Head of networks and development ; Director of the Electricity Storage Network
Rachel leads Regen’s networks and development, as well as the organisation’s events, marketing and…
Jonty Haynes
Jonty Haynes
Energy analyst
Jonty is an Energy Analyst at Regen delivering a range of technical support services.…
Ky Hoare
Ky Hoare
Local energy coordinator
Ky specialises in local energy issues and supports the delivery of Regen’s community energy…
Mark Howard
Mark Howard
Project Manager
Mark holds a bachelors degree in engineering and has over a decade of experience…
Merlin Hyman
Merlin Hyman
Chief executive
Merlin leads Regen’s mission to transform how we generate, supply and use energy. Merlin…
Poppy Maltby
Poppy Maltby
Senior project manager
Poppy is a Senior Project Manager at Regen working on future scenarios and energy…
Frankie Mayo
Frankie Mayo
Senior energy analyst
As Senior Analyst at Regen Frankie has lead and helped deliver Regen's 'future energy…
Joe Noble
Joe Noble
Data analyst intern
Joe has recently joined Regen on a 6-month internship as a Data Analyst. Joe…
Ben Robertson
Ben Robertson
Energy Analyst
Having recently completed a 6-month internship with Regen, Ben works as an energy analyst…
Joel Venn
Joel Venn
Head analyst
As head analyst, Joel is responsible for leading and developing Regen’s analytical team, as…
Ellie Wilkes
Ellie Wilkes
Graduate intern
Ellie joined recently as an Intern. She splits her time between supporting projects in…
Hazel Williams
Hazel Williams
Head of delivery
Hazel is responsible for Regen’s project delivery, leading on resourcing, quality assurance and developing…

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.

Top 5 Generation Map 05

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


 

People on this project

Christine Chapter
Christine Chapter
Head of Innovation
Christine has recently joined Regen as our new Head of Innovation. She is looking…
Ray Arrell
Ray Arrell
Head of technical development
Ray leads Regen's technical development strategy, coordinating the development of the company's capabilities and…
Tamar Bourne
Tamar Bourne
Senior project manager - smart energy lead
Tamar leads Regen’s smart energy and innovative supply work. Past projects include: writing the…
Olly Frankland
Olly Frankland
Project manager
Olly manages a wide variety of complex projects. He has developed a strong knowledge…
Johnny Gowdy
Johnny Gowdy
Director
Johnny is a director of Regen and leads the development of our advisory projects,…
Madeleine Greenhalgh
Madeleine Greenhalgh
Policy and advocacy manager
Madeleine is the policy lead for Regen and the Electricity Storage Network, working to…
Kerry Hayes
Kerry Hayes
Project manager
Kerry is a project manager at Regen who has a broad range of experience,…
Jonty Haynes
Jonty Haynes
Energy analyst
Jonty is an Energy Analyst at Regen delivering a range of technical support services.…
Ky Hoare
Ky Hoare
Local energy coordinator
Ky specialises in local energy issues and supports the delivery of Regen’s community energy…
Mark Howard
Mark Howard
Project Manager
Mark holds a bachelors degree in engineering and has over a decade of experience…
Merlin Hyman
Merlin Hyman
Chief executive
Merlin leads Regen’s mission to transform how we generate, supply and use energy. Merlin…
Poppy Maltby
Poppy Maltby
Senior project manager
Poppy is a Senior Project Manager at Regen working on future scenarios and energy…
Frankie Mayo
Frankie Mayo
Senior energy analyst
As Senior Analyst at Regen Frankie has lead and helped deliver Regen's 'future energy…
Joe Noble
Joe Noble
Data analyst intern
Joe has recently joined Regen on a 6-month internship as a Data Analyst. Joe…
Ben Robertson
Ben Robertson
Energy Analyst
Having recently completed a 6-month internship with Regen, Ben works as an energy analyst…
Joel Venn
Joel Venn
Head analyst
As head analyst, Joel is responsible for leading and developing Regen’s analytical team, as…
Ellie Wilkes
Ellie Wilkes
Graduate intern
Ellie joined recently as an Intern. She splits her time between supporting projects in…
Hazel Williams
Hazel Williams
Head of delivery
Hazel is responsible for Regen’s project delivery, leading on resourcing, quality assurance and developing…

Project duration: Ongoing

Regen has 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. We are leading the sector in the delivery of animations as communication tools to explain the challenges ahead for the energy networks. Explaining how key technologies such as electricity storage and electric vehicles are due to revolutionise the energy system and provide new opportunities. As well as how key projects such as the Open Networks project will help with the evolution of our energy networks. See some examples below.

The growth of electric vehicles (published July 2018)

Electricity storage (published June 2017)

A full range of the WPD animations is available here.

 

Introduction to the Open Networks Project (published December 2017)

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

 

People on this project

Christine Chapter
Christine Chapter
Head of Innovation
Christine has recently joined Regen as our new Head of Innovation. She is looking…
Silvia Mills
Silvia Mills
Intern
Silvia has recently joined Regen as a graduate intern. Her interests lie in policy,…
Ray Arrell
Ray Arrell
Head of technical development
Ray leads Regen's technical development strategy, coordinating the development of the company's capabilities and…
Tamar Bourne
Tamar Bourne
Senior project manager - smart energy lead
Tamar leads Regen’s smart energy and innovative supply work. Past projects include: writing the…
Olly Frankland
Olly Frankland
Project manager
Olly manages a wide variety of complex projects. He has developed a strong knowledge…
Jodie Giles
Jodie Giles
Senior project manager - communities
Jodie is a senior project manager responsible for the delivery of Regen’s community energy…
Johnny Gowdy
Johnny Gowdy
Director
Johnny is a director of Regen and leads the development of our advisory projects,…
Madeleine Greenhalgh
Madeleine Greenhalgh
Policy and advocacy manager
Madeleine is the policy lead for Regen and the Electricity Storage Network, working to…
Kerry Hayes
Kerry Hayes
Project manager
Kerry is a project manager at Regen who has a broad range of experience,…
Rachel Hayes
Rachel Hayes
Head of networks and development ; Director of the Electricity Storage Network
Rachel leads Regen’s networks and development, as well as the organisation’s events, marketing and…
Jonty Haynes
Jonty Haynes
Energy analyst
Jonty is an Energy Analyst at Regen delivering a range of technical support services.…
Ky Hoare
Ky Hoare
Local energy coordinator
Ky specialises in local energy issues and supports the delivery of Regen’s community energy…
Mark Howard
Mark Howard
Project Manager
Mark holds a bachelors degree in engineering and has over a decade of experience…
Merlin Hyman
Merlin Hyman
Chief executive
Merlin leads Regen’s mission to transform how we generate, supply and use energy. Merlin…
Poppy Maltby
Poppy Maltby
Senior project manager
Poppy is a Senior Project Manager at Regen working on future scenarios and energy…
Frankie Mayo
Frankie Mayo
Senior energy analyst
As Senior Analyst at Regen Frankie has lead and helped deliver Regen's 'future energy…
Joe Noble
Joe Noble
Data analyst intern
Joe has recently joined Regen on a 6-month internship as a Data Analyst. Joe…
Ben Robertson
Ben Robertson
Energy Analyst
Having recently completed a 6-month internship with Regen, Ben works as an energy analyst…
Hannah Stanley
Hannah Stanley
Events manager
Hannah is part of Regen’s events, membership and communication team to help keep our…
Joel Venn
Joel Venn
Head analyst
As head analyst, Joel is responsible for leading and developing Regen’s analytical team, as…
Ellie Wilkes
Ellie Wilkes
Graduate intern
Ellie joined recently as an Intern. She splits her time between supporting projects in…
Hazel Williams
Hazel Williams
Head of delivery
Hazel is responsible for Regen’s project delivery, leading on resourcing, quality assurance and developing…

Project duration: May 2018 – August 2018

Regen, partnering with Carbon Coop and Community Energy Scotland, worked on one of the shortlisted BEIS Flexibility Markets Feasibility Study Competition funded research projects. This project assessed the feasibility of a service which aggregates flexible loads at the household/community level, to participate in local and national flexibility markets.

Carbon Coop

Community Energy Scotland

Regen’s work within this project was to assess the current DSO led flexibility market trials and expressions of interest, as well as the technical, regulatory and policy barriers to enabling smaller participants to enter these markets.

The main aims of the wider project were:

• To develop a model to estimate the value of different kinds of potential domestic flexibility
to DSOs and the SO in different parts of the UK;

• To specify a Technical Aggregator Platform (TAP) for the system and assess the development,
material, operational and other costs for this system to function for a range of potential
flexibility assets;

• To examine the regulatory requirements and legal barriers for the provision of community
aggregator services;

• Outline a local demonstrator project that would take the results of the feasibility study
from drawing board to market.

Download and read our guide to local flexibility markets here:

Front Cover Of Local Flex Guide

Project lead: Ray Arrell, Senior Project Manager

People on this project

Silvia Mills
Silvia Mills
Intern
Silvia has recently joined Regen as a graduate intern. Her interests lie in policy,…
Ray Arrell
Ray Arrell
Head of technical development
Ray leads Regen's technical development strategy, coordinating the development of the company's capabilities and…
Tamar Bourne
Tamar Bourne
Senior project manager - smart energy lead
Tamar leads Regen’s smart energy and innovative supply work. Past projects include: writing the…
Olly Frankland
Olly Frankland
Project manager
Olly manages a wide variety of complex projects. He has developed a strong knowledge…
Jodie Giles
Jodie Giles
Senior project manager - communities
Jodie is a senior project manager responsible for the delivery of Regen’s community energy…
Johnny Gowdy
Johnny Gowdy
Director
Johnny is a director of Regen and leads the development of our advisory projects,…
Madeleine Greenhalgh
Madeleine Greenhalgh
Policy and advocacy manager
Madeleine is the policy lead for Regen and the Electricity Storage Network, working to…
Kerry Hayes
Kerry Hayes
Project manager
Kerry is a project manager at Regen who has a broad range of experience,…
Rachel Hayes
Rachel Hayes
Head of networks and development ; Director of the Electricity Storage Network
Rachel leads Regen’s networks and development, as well as the organisation’s events, marketing and…
Jonty Haynes
Jonty Haynes
Energy analyst
Jonty is an Energy Analyst at Regen delivering a range of technical support services.…
Ky Hoare
Ky Hoare
Local energy coordinator
Ky specialises in local energy issues and supports the delivery of Regen’s community energy…
Merlin Hyman
Merlin Hyman
Chief executive
Merlin leads Regen’s mission to transform how we generate, supply and use energy. Merlin…
Poppy Maltby
Poppy Maltby
Senior project manager
Poppy is a Senior Project Manager at Regen working on future scenarios and energy…
Frankie Mayo
Frankie Mayo
Senior energy analyst
As Senior Analyst at Regen Frankie has lead and helped deliver Regen's 'future energy…
Joe Noble
Joe Noble
Data analyst intern
Joe has recently joined Regen on a 6-month internship as a Data Analyst. Joe…
Ben Robertson
Ben Robertson
Energy Analyst
Having recently completed a 6-month internship with Regen, Ben works as an energy analyst…
Hannah Stanley
Hannah Stanley
Events manager
Hannah is part of Regen’s events, membership and communication team to help keep our…
Joel Venn
Joel Venn
Head analyst
As head analyst, Joel is responsible for leading and developing Regen’s analytical team, as…
Ellie Wilkes
Ellie Wilkes
Graduate intern
Ellie joined recently as an Intern. She splits her time between supporting projects in…
Hazel Williams
Hazel Williams
Head of delivery
Hazel is responsible for Regen’s project delivery, leading on resourcing, quality assurance and developing…

Project duration: September 2017 to December 2017

Regen worked with the Energy Networks Association (ENA) to create an animation to explain the Open Network Project. This national project has been identified by BEIS and Ofgem as a key energy industry initiative to drive progress towards a smart and flexible network. The project brings together nine of UK and Ireland’s electricity network operators, respected academics, NGOs and Government departments along with the energy regulator Ofgem.

This new piece of work builds on the series of animations Regen created for Western Power Distribution, showing our growing expertise in developing high quality animations to explain technical subjects, in a simple and visual way.

 

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

 

People on this project

Ray Arrell
Ray Arrell
Head of technical development
Ray leads Regen's technical development strategy, coordinating the development of the company's capabilities and…
Tamar Bourne
Tamar Bourne
Senior project manager - smart energy lead
Tamar leads Regen’s smart energy and innovative supply work. Past projects include: writing the…
Olly Frankland
Olly Frankland
Project manager
Olly manages a wide variety of complex projects. He has developed a strong knowledge…
Johnny Gowdy
Johnny Gowdy
Director
Johnny is a director of Regen and leads the development of our advisory projects,…
Madeleine Greenhalgh
Madeleine Greenhalgh
Policy and advocacy manager
Madeleine is the policy lead for Regen and the Electricity Storage Network, working to…
Kerry Hayes
Kerry Hayes
Project manager
Kerry is a project manager at Regen who has a broad range of experience,…
Rachel Hayes
Rachel Hayes
Head of networks and development ; Director of the Electricity Storage Network
Rachel leads Regen’s networks and development, as well as the organisation’s events, marketing and…
Jonty Haynes
Jonty Haynes
Energy analyst
Jonty is an Energy Analyst at Regen delivering a range of technical support services.…
Ky Hoare
Ky Hoare
Local energy coordinator
Ky specialises in local energy issues and supports the delivery of Regen’s community energy…
Merlin Hyman
Merlin Hyman
Chief executive
Merlin leads Regen’s mission to transform how we generate, supply and use energy. Merlin…
Poppy Maltby
Poppy Maltby
Senior project manager
Poppy is a Senior Project Manager at Regen working on future scenarios and energy…
Frankie Mayo
Frankie Mayo
Senior energy analyst
As Senior Analyst at Regen Frankie has lead and helped deliver Regen's 'future energy…
Joe Noble
Joe Noble
Data analyst intern
Joe has recently joined Regen on a 6-month internship as a Data Analyst. Joe…
Ben Robertson
Ben Robertson
Energy Analyst
Having recently completed a 6-month internship with Regen, Ben works as an energy analyst…
Joel Venn
Joel Venn
Head analyst
As head analyst, Joel is responsible for leading and developing Regen’s analytical team, as…
Ellie Wilkes
Ellie Wilkes
Graduate intern
Ellie joined recently as an Intern. She splits her time between supporting projects in…
Hazel Williams
Hazel Williams
Head of delivery
Hazel is responsible for Regen’s project delivery, leading on resourcing, quality assurance and developing…

Regen have produced a series of animations for Western Power Distribution (WPD), that describe innovative ways of connecting, supplying, managing and storing energy on the electricity network.

The animations are primarily aimed at communities, as well as the wider energy sector. They provide an overview of some of the options for a non-technical audience.

 

This work fits within a wider programme of work by Regen to help engage communities in the energy sector.

Alternative connections

Local supply

Demand side response

Electricity Storage

Published 27 February 2017

People on this project

Ray Arrell
Ray Arrell
Head of technical development
Ray leads Regen's technical development strategy, coordinating the development of the company's capabilities and…
Tamar Bourne
Tamar Bourne
Senior project manager - smart energy lead
Tamar leads Regen’s smart energy and innovative supply work. Past projects include: writing the…
Olly Frankland
Olly Frankland
Project manager
Olly manages a wide variety of complex projects. He has developed a strong knowledge…
Johnny Gowdy
Johnny Gowdy
Director
Johnny is a director of Regen and leads the development of our advisory projects,…
Madeleine Greenhalgh
Madeleine Greenhalgh
Policy and advocacy manager
Madeleine is the policy lead for Regen and the Electricity Storage Network, working to…
Kerry Hayes
Kerry Hayes
Project manager
Kerry is a project manager at Regen who has a broad range of experience,…
Rachel Hayes
Rachel Hayes
Head of networks and development ; Director of the Electricity Storage Network
Rachel leads Regen’s networks and development, as well as the organisation’s events, marketing and…
Jonty Haynes
Jonty Haynes
Energy analyst
Jonty is an Energy Analyst at Regen delivering a range of technical support services.…
Ky Hoare
Ky Hoare
Local energy coordinator
Ky specialises in local energy issues and supports the delivery of Regen’s community energy…
Merlin Hyman
Merlin Hyman
Chief executive
Merlin leads Regen’s mission to transform how we generate, supply and use energy. Merlin…
Poppy Maltby
Poppy Maltby
Senior project manager
Poppy is a Senior Project Manager at Regen working on future scenarios and energy…
Frankie Mayo
Frankie Mayo
Senior energy analyst
As Senior Analyst at Regen Frankie has lead and helped deliver Regen's 'future energy…
Joe Noble
Joe Noble
Data analyst intern
Joe has recently joined Regen on a 6-month internship as a Data Analyst. Joe…
Ben Robertson
Ben Robertson
Energy Analyst
Having recently completed a 6-month internship with Regen, Ben works as an energy analyst…
Joel Venn
Joel Venn
Head analyst
As head analyst, Joel is responsible for leading and developing Regen’s analytical team, as…
Ellie Wilkes
Ellie Wilkes
Graduate intern
Ellie joined recently as an Intern. She splits her time between supporting projects in…
Hazel Williams
Hazel Williams
Head of delivery
Hazel is responsible for Regen’s project delivery, leading on resourcing, quality assurance and developing…

A paper on “Network Charging for a Flexible Future” calling for a broad ranging review of how we charge for the grid, and setting out our views on principles such a review should focus on.

Network Charging For Flexible Future

Published: September 2016

People on this project

Ray Arrell
Ray Arrell
Head of technical development
Ray leads Regen's technical development strategy, coordinating the development of the company's capabilities and…
Tamar Bourne
Tamar Bourne
Senior project manager - smart energy lead
Tamar leads Regen’s smart energy and innovative supply work. Past projects include: writing the…
Olly Frankland
Olly Frankland
Project manager
Olly manages a wide variety of complex projects. He has developed a strong knowledge…
Kerry Hayes
Kerry Hayes
Project manager
Kerry is a project manager at Regen who has a broad range of experience,…
Jonty Haynes
Jonty Haynes
Energy analyst
Jonty is an Energy Analyst at Regen delivering a range of technical support services.…
Ky Hoare
Ky Hoare
Local energy coordinator
Ky specialises in local energy issues and supports the delivery of Regen’s community energy…
Merlin Hyman
Merlin Hyman
Chief executive
Merlin leads Regen’s mission to transform how we generate, supply and use energy. Merlin…
Poppy Maltby
Poppy Maltby
Senior project manager
Poppy is a Senior Project Manager at Regen working on future scenarios and energy…
Frankie Mayo
Frankie Mayo
Senior energy analyst
As Senior Analyst at Regen Frankie has lead and helped deliver Regen's 'future energy…
Ben Robertson
Ben Robertson
Energy Analyst
Having recently completed a 6-month internship with Regen, Ben works as an energy analyst…
Joel Venn
Joel Venn
Head analyst
As head analyst, Joel is responsible for leading and developing Regen’s analytical team, as…
Ellie Wilkes
Ellie Wilkes
Graduate intern
Ellie joined recently as an Intern. She splits her time between supporting projects in…
Hazel Williams
Hazel Williams
Head of delivery
Hazel is responsible for Regen’s project delivery, leading on resourcing, quality assurance and developing…

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