New Energy Services and Heat
Energy system transformation
In order to transform the UK into a low carbon economy and allow the country to reach carbon emission reduction targets, there is a need to develop smart, flexible and accessible systems that deliver efficient energy usage and increase UK companies’ competitiveness.
A holistic set of smarter digitalised systems across power, heat and transport needs to be supported by co-ordinated Government policies and in 2016, Energy UK set up the New Energy Services and Heat Committee to lead our work in this space and enable those energy industry actors outside of traditional supply and generation roles to join forces and become a part of the voice of the leading trade association for the UK energy industry.
Energy UK’s New Energy Services and Heat (NESH) work programme enables the energy industry to drive forward the transition to a smart, flexible, low carbon energy system which meets demand at the lowest cost to the consumer, focusing on three primary work areas: flexibility in the energy system, the decarbonisation of heat and low carbon transport. The NESH committee examines the changing nature of the energy industry and the ways in which developing business models and a wide range of new and existing technologies will enhance security of supply and enable wider decarbonisation of power, heat, transport and industry.
Three Working Groups support the Committee’s work in line with its focus, on system flexibility, the decarbonisation of heat and the decarbonisation of transport, each with their own programmes of work and priorities.