EnergyREV research expertise

The energy revolution in the UK is driving the transition away from the current centralised energy system to a more decentralised system that needs to be world-leading, local and smart.

Smart local energy systems aim to manage and balance energy supply, storage and use across power, heat and transport.  Research and innovation will allow these to be integrated and co-ordinated in ways that can significantly improve efficiency, reduce carbon emissions and deliver a wider range of social, environmental, and economic benefits.

The EnergyREV Consortium is doing novel research in each of the following themes to provide solutions to deliver and scale up smart local energy systems.


Adapting advances in AI, data analytics and controls to enhance smart local energy systems.


Understanding the current local energy business sector to accelerate innovation.


Assessing policy, regulation and markets to enable local energy sector change.


Revealing how user preferences and practices evolve over time in relation to local energy systems.

Developing a whole systems understanding

Capturing and synthesising knowledge from all aspects of the value chain and sharing and utilising learnings.

Supporting Scale-up

Understanding potential constraints that can prevent scale up of local energy systems and identifying solutions to overcome them.