Ofgem has signed a partnership with a Welsh environmental consultant to share knowledge on renewables energy.
It has partnered with the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT), an education and visitor centre demonstrating practical solutions for sustainability and has a large range of installed renewable systems.
It is also home to a graduate school and is involved in a number of projects, such as Zero Carbon Britain, which aim to demonstrate the UK can achieve zero carbon emissions with existing technology.
Ofgem E-serve will draw on expert knowledge from CAT as well as access learning and development opportunities for its staff via courses and seminars.
It has also committed to assist researchers at CAT with data interpretation and share its expertise in the design and delivery of renewable incentive schemes.
The administrator hopes to pose research questions for degree students’ dissertations with the aim of taking any useful findings and applying them to its administration of schemes.
Chris Poulton, Ofgem E-Serve’s Managing Director said: “By working more closely with key partners we can broaden our knowledge and share expertise across industry, government and the academic sectors.
“By doing so we can improve operational efficiency, scheme delivery and customer satisfaction.”