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.

 

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 technical capabilities…
Tamar Bourne
Tamar Bourne
Head of smart energy
Tamar is the head of smart energy at Regen. She strives to be at…
Christine Chapter
Christine Chapter
Head of Innovation
Christine has recently joined Regen as our new Head of Innovation. She is looking…
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,…
Rachel Hayes
Rachel Hayes
Associate director
Rachel is currently on secondment, in the strategy team in the Cabinet Office working…
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…
Estelle Limon
Estelle Limon
Policy and impact coordinator
Estelle has recently joined Regen as a graduate intern focused on advocacy and impact.…
Tamsyn Lonsdale-Smith
Tamsyn Lonsdale-Smith
Energy analyst intern
Tamsyn is a new starter at Regen as an energy analyst intern and will…
Poppy Maltby
Poppy Maltby
Head of cities and regions
Poppy is Head of Cities and Regions at Regen. She is leading our work…
Frankie Mayo
Frankie Mayo
Senior energy analyst
As Senior Analyst at Regen Frankie has lead Regen's 'future energy scenarios' assessments, assessing…
Grace Millman
Grace Millman
Energy analyst
Grace is an energy analyst at Regen delivering high quality research, analysis and energy…
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…
Sophie Whinney
Sophie Whinney
Energy analyst
Sophie is a new starter at Regen on a graduate internship and will be…
Hazel Williams
Hazel Williams
Associate director
Hazel is responsible for Regen’s project delivery, leading on resourcing, quality assurance and developing…

Project duration: October 2019 – March 2021

Regen is a partner in a new £4 million Innovate UK-funded project to install 150 rapid chargepoints in Exeter and the surrounding area. The technology is a world-first that combines rapid (50kW DC and 20 kW AC) chargepoints, with lithium-ion energy storage, to reduce and buffer the impact of the installation on the electricity network. This is a solution to a significant barrier to the rollout of further rapid and ultra-rapid electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

Electric Vehicle

The project will source electricity produced from a nearby solar farm, owned by Gamma Energy, to supply the chargepoints via a sleeving electricity supply arrangement. Co-Cars will provide cost-effective, on-street Renault Zoe electric vehicle rental cars to boost awareness and adoption.

Regen will monitor when and how often the charging points are used, support engagement with local users and review and evaluate the potential for other areas to benefit from the technology.

The project has created the Rapid Charging Exeter brand and website – https://rapidchargingexeter.co.uk/.

Other project partners:

Partner Logos V2


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


 

People on this project

Olly Frankland
Olly Frankland
Project manager
Olly manages a wide variety of complex projects. He has developed a strong knowledge…
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…

Project duration: ongoing

Regen has created this forum to bring together organisations engaged in the electric vehicle revolution with those involved in the electricity system to discuss the challenges and opportunities from the growth of the electric vehicle market.

The forum includes regular events on topics including:

This series began at the end of 2018 after the launch of  Regen’s publication“Harnessing the Electric Vehicle Revolution” in London. There was a strong view at the event that there is a need for greater dialogue and joint working to tackle topics such as smart charging, linking up EVs with renewable generation and opportunities to provide services to the electricity network. We are, therefore, setting up this forum of businesses, local authorities, utilities, and policymakers as an opportunity for discussion, networking, and collaboration.

Organisations engaged with the forum include:

EV And ES

The forum series is run in partnership with Burges Salmon and Cenex

Burges And Cenex


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

Please register your interest in the EV and Electricity System Forum below:


 

People on this project

Olly Frankland
Olly Frankland
Project manager
Olly manages a wide variety of complex projects. He has developed a strong knowledge…
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…

Project duration: ongoing

ReWiRE has set up a focused initiative to highlight the women working within the electric vehicle sector.

The aim is to spread ReWiRE’s diversity and development targets into the electric and autonomous vehicle sector, and help women in the sector find their voice and promote their value.

The group is composed of approximately 25 key players from the electric and autonomous vehicle sector. They meet on a regular basis to share ideas and discuss key challenges and opportunities in the EV space, from both a market and a women’s point of view.

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Through our work with ReWIRE, we’ve identified key actions that companies can do to address the gender disparity and encourage women to stay in the sector and move up into more senior positions. These include:

  • Find a way to measure diversity and ensure people see and think about it. Until people look at the raw figures, they just won’t see the problems.
  • Address recruitment practices to ensure they are as fair as possible.
  • Look at ways to provide more flexibility. We need to stop looking at jobs in terms of set boundaries, and instead look at the outcomes. By increasing flexibility, senior positions would become more achievable for a great number of people.

However, it’s not just about the organisations, it is important that women build their external profiles too. ReWiRE helps in this by supporting women to put themselves forward for speaking slots, chairing and interviews and providing help in building their online brand. You can read the paper we launched underlining the role of women as drivers of change in the energy transition here.


If you would like to be involved, or find out more information about the next meetings and actions, you can contact Rachel Hayes, ReWiRE founder.


 

People on this project

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,…
Rachel Hayes
Rachel Hayes
Associate director
Rachel is currently on secondment, in the strategy team in the Cabinet Office working…
Estelle Limon
Estelle Limon
Policy and impact coordinator
Estelle has recently joined Regen as a graduate intern focused on advocacy and impact.…
Grace Millman
Grace Millman
Energy analyst
Grace is an energy analyst at Regen delivering high quality research, analysis and energy…
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…

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 at 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 technical capabilities…
Tamar Bourne
Tamar Bourne
Head of smart energy
Tamar is the head of smart energy at Regen. She strives to be at…
Christine Chapter
Christine Chapter
Head of Innovation
Christine has recently joined Regen as our new Head of Innovation. She is looking…
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
Associate director
Rachel is currently on secondment, in the strategy team in the Cabinet Office working…
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…
Estelle Limon
Estelle Limon
Policy and impact coordinator
Estelle has recently joined Regen as a graduate intern focused on advocacy and impact.…
Tamsyn Lonsdale-Smith
Tamsyn Lonsdale-Smith
Energy analyst intern
Tamsyn is a new starter at Regen as an energy analyst intern and will…
Poppy Maltby
Poppy Maltby
Head of cities and regions
Poppy is Head of Cities and Regions at Regen. She is leading our work…
Frankie Mayo
Frankie Mayo
Senior energy analyst
As Senior Analyst at Regen Frankie has lead Regen's 'future energy scenarios' assessments, assessing…
Grace Millman
Grace Millman
Energy analyst
Grace is an energy analyst at Regen delivering high quality research, analysis and energy…
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…
Sophie Whinney
Sophie Whinney
Energy analyst
Sophie is a new starter at Regen on a graduate internship and will be…
Hazel Williams
Hazel Williams
Associate director
Hazel is responsible for Regen’s project delivery, leading on resourcing, quality assurance and developing…

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