||The Energy Systems Catapult has worked collaboratively with Newcastle City Council, Northern PowerGrid, Northern Gas Networks and Newcastle University utilising its EnergyPath Networks modelling capability to assess the options for decarbonisation of the buildings within the City. This evidence base aims to provide a foundation for the Council and other key stakeholders, including existing network operators, new energy service providers and academia, to work collaboratively and plan positively for long term energy system change and to design and demonstrate location-specific smart energy systems over the next decade.
This document (The Evidence Base) presents the results of an EnergyPath Networks modelling study and underpins a higher-level Strategy. The Strategy provides a high-level outlook and timeline for technological and related changes necessary to achieve the decarbonisation of heating in Newcastle. The creation of the Evidence Base and the Strategy was motivated by the shared commitment to respond effectively to meet the requirements of international, European and national decarbonisation targets and the policy imperative to address climate change and transition to a low carbon economy.