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Dec 2018 to March 2022

PI: Stephen McArthur

EnergyREV (Energy Revolution Research Consortium)

Funded by: UKRI


We are working with 22 universities across the UK. The overall project lead is the University of Strathclyde. Work package leads include: Coventry, Edinburgh, Imperial, Oxford, Exeter, Oxford Brookes, UCL, Surrey, Herriot Watt, Bristol. The Knowledge Management Hub is led from Cardiff.

Partners and stakeholders:

We are working with over 40 partners and stakeholders across the energy sector, including BEIS, Ofgem, Energy System Catapult, UK100, and Wyg.



EnergyREV brings together 22 Universities (32 investigators) working with stakeholders across government, industry, national organisations and the public, to deliver novel research and innovation to accelerate the uptake, value and impact of Smart Local Energy Systems. EnergyREV is one of the three key components of the UK Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund’s Prospering from the Energy Revolution (PFER) programme.


The UK’s transition toward smart, local, and low carbon energy systems will be inherently socio-technical in nature, involving citizens, businesses and governance actors in addition to the long-lived and capital intensive infrastructure.

EnergyREV brings together unprecedented breadth of expertise and depth of knowledge to tackle the challenges around smart local energy systems from an interdisciplinary and whole-systems viewpoint. This extends to academics with expertise in: energy system integration; business finance and markets; governance, regulation and policy; cyber physical infrastructure and artificial intelligence; end users and citizen engagement; and, the environment.

The EnergyREV Consortium will conduct research across  key Themes: Infrastructure, Business, Institutions, Users, Developing a whole systems understanding, and Supporting scale up.

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