Exploring the Evolution of Low-carbon Local Energy

The nature of local energy is changing fast. Instead of single technology projects that generate heat and/or electricity, we are now seeing more joined-up schemes that might involve energy storage, smart demand management, and more consumer engagement.

The UK is well-placed to take advantage of the new opportunities this will present and the IMechE can assist by bringing people across the industry together for knowledge sharing events, like our Community Renewable Energy Workshop that was used to inform this report.

To enable the expansion of local energy schemes that help the UK to meet its decarbonisation targets, while also providing wider system benefits and encouraging innovation. This report from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers explores this exciting sector and makes recommendations.