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Projects: Details for ETI-EN2004
Details for ETI-EN2004
Reference Number ETI-EN2004
Title Energy Infrastructure Cost and Performance 2010-2050
Status Completed
Energy Categories Other Cross-Cutting Technologies or Research(Energy system analysis) 100%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields SOCIAL SCIENCES (Economics and Econometrics) 25%;
PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Computer Science and Informatics) 25%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) 25%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Systems Analysis related to energy R&D (Energy modelling) 100%
Principal Investigator Project Contact
No email address given
Buro Happold Ltd
Award Type Institute Project
Funding Source ETI
Start Date 12 March 2012
End Date 04 March 2015
Duration 36 months
Total Grant Value £600,000
Industrial Sectors
Region South West
Programme Energy Storage and Distribution
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , Buro Happold Ltd (100.000%)
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Abstract This £600,000 research project was led by international consulting engineers Buro Happold, and provides users with data on the costs and performance associated with key types of fixed energy infrastructure.
  • The Infrastructure Cost Calculator was developed to allow users to calculate and compare network transition costs across a number of scenarios and vectors, including electricity, gas, heat and hydrogen
  • The Infrastructure Cost Calculator provides users with access to a robust, centrally stored database of infrastructure costs based on current industry data
  •  Users can define and compare different scenarios to understand long term investments for a UK transition to a low carbon energy network

In order to assess the opportunities for meeting long term emissions reductions targets, it is necessary to understand the costs and performance of the energy infrastructure that will carry energy from where it is generated, to where it is consumed. Example capabilities of the Infrastructure Cost Calculator include:

  • Impact Analysis: testing new innovations to understand how they impact on the cost of networks.
  • Sensitivity Analysis: investigating how cost changes based on future scenarios impact upon lifetime network costs.
  • Transition comparisons: investigating the difference between the costs of pathways to reach a low carbon energy network.
  • Time implications: analysing the financial impacts of carrying out infrastructure changes over different time periods.
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Added to Database 11/10/18