Developing a whole systems understanding
Interdisciplinary and whole systems thinking are central requirement to meet the challenges of the UK’s Clean Growth Strategy to stimulate outward focused economic activity and address the challenges of the energy transition and to deliver a smart local energy system.
The whole systems understanding theme is working to capture knowledge from all aspects of the ‘value chain’. This knowledge is being synthesised to provide whole system insights which will be used to understand and utilise learnings from the PFER demonstrator projects. As well as working with the PFER demonstrators, we are drawing on existing literature, previous and ongoing pilots, and wider research projects. Robust and independent evaluation of the PFER demonstrators and design projects is also being undertaken.
Find out more about our work on Synthesis; Multi-criteria; and Next Wave of Energy Systems.