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Energy issues concerning the generation and use of electricity.

This section contains IET briefings on energy policy issues (such as electricity market reform and smart grids) and generation).  The aim in every case is to provide authoritative information and increase public understanding.

 

  

 

 

 

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Hydroelectric power Energy generation technologies factfiles

These factfiles discuss the various forms of energy generation technologies available for potential development in the UK including combined heat and power (CHP), fuel cells, and distributed generation.

Energy generation technologies

 

Main Report Future Power System Architecture Project Phase one

The Future Power System Architecture (FPSA) project was commissioned by the Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) and undertaken through a collaboration between the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the Energy Systems Catapult. The collaboration has built upon a shared commitment to respond effectively to the challenges presented by the energy trilemma: decarbonisation, security of supply and affordability.

Future Power System Architecture Project Phase one - documents  

 

Policy Briefing Paper Future Power System Architecture Project Phase two

The Future Power System Architecture (FPSA) project 2 was commissioned by Innovate UK and delivered through a collaboration between the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the Energy Systems Catapult. The collaboration built upon the shared commitment to responding effectively to the challenges presented by the energy trilemma: decarbonisation, security of supply and affordability.

Future Power System Architecture Project Phase two - documents  

 

Modelling Requirements for GB Power System Resilience - Main report Modelling Requirements for GB Power System Resilience

The Institution of Engineering and Technology was commissioned by the Council of Science and Technology (CST) to research the emerging challenges for modelling electricity systems and how Britain’s capabilities would need to be adapted to assess electricity system resilience as GB makes the transition to a low carbon electricity system.

Modelling Requirements for GB Power System Resilience  

 

Nuclear reactor types Nuclear energy factfiles

A wide range of nuclear issues, ranging from the use of nuclear power in the UK, decommissioning of nuclear power stations, the nuclear fuel cycle, a glossary of nuclear terms, and the decay rate of Uranium 238.

Nuclear power  

 

Energy principles UK energy policy briefings and position statements

These briefings and position statements offer guidance towards effective policy-making based on sound engineering knowledge and experience.  Subjects covered include: energy principles, electricity storage, smart grids, energy from a consumer perspective (the home energy revolution), electricity market reform, and a history of energy policy.

UK energy policy briefings