IET extends collaboration with UK energy centre

The Institution of Energy and Technology (IET) has extended its collaboration with a UK technology and innovation centre. It will work with the Energy Systems Catapult which was created by […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

The Institution of Energy and Technology (IET) has extended its collaboration with a UK technology and innovation centre.

It will work with the Energy Systems Catapult which was created by the government’s Innovate UK to help the creation of a clean, intelligent energy system for the country.

The innovation centre was set up in response to growing awareness of the need to take a whole systems approach to the challenge of transforming the UK’s energy sector.

The two organisations will share expertise and experience, combine technical, commercial and customer perspectives and build deep analysis and evidence to benefit the industry and the need to take a whole energy system approach.

The extension of the partnership follows their ongoing work on the ‘Future Power Systems Architecture’ project commissioned by DECC.

It examined best ways to respond effectively to the challenges of decarbonisation security of supply and affordability.

Nigel Fine, Chief Executive of the IET said: “Energy is one of our five key sectors and our roots are deeply embedded in the industry so it is great to be working jointly with the Energy Systems Catapult. Our collaboration has been based on analysis, innovation and robust evidence as well as on maintaining an independent and objective viewpoint. These are features that I would expect to underline our future collaborative work.”