An introduction to the energy policy in the UK
These briefings and position statements offer guidance towards effective policy-making based on sound engineering knowledge and experience.
Electricity networks - handling a shock to the system
Position statement on the whole system challenges facing Britain's electricity network.
This paper briefly describes the technologies and answers some key questions about the roles that storage can play within the electricity system.
Understanding the broad principles underlying energy policy in the UK as a guide to future policy making
Home energy revolution
This briefing looks at how changes in energy usage will affect the energy supply, the consumer, and the UK electricity supply industry. It also considers how to balance the electricity supply and demand, and to increase control over energy use.
Smart grids - the wider picture
The creation of a smart grid in the UK requires collaboration between experts in energy, communications, IT and transport. This briefing is a tool for reaching a common understanding of the challenges and goals ahead.
Transforming the electricity system - full report
Providing an in-depth study of other UK industries employing a System Architect function to provide sound engineering input into the planning and operation of complex infrastructure systems.
Transforming the electricity system - summary
Explaining the challenges facing the electricity system and why the IET believes that a System Architect is the best and most cost-effective approach to meeting these challenges.
UK energy policy 1980-2010: A history and lessons learnt
A review to mark 30 years of the Parliamentary Group for Energy Studies.
UK electricity market reform
This briefing looks at the requirements of future electricity markets; capacity mechanisms; feed-in tariffs; energy storage and inter-connectors; and the political risks
What is a smart grid?
This IET briefing document explains what a smart grid is and why it is different from the existing electricity grid. It explains why the move to low carbon electricity with significant amounts of variable wind generation will require new ways of balancing the electricity grid