Element Energy

Power generation

The power generation landscape is changing rapidly and becoming more complex. Businesses and government need to understand precisely how these changes will influence their future.

The main driver for this change is the desire for lower-carbon energy. Element Energy has been closely involved both with the development of the policies that drive the low-carbon push and with the technologies. We have engineers who can translate technical knowledge of power systems into strategic analysis, and this combination of skills puts us in a unique position to help our clients.

Many carbon-saving technologies are interconnected and do not stand in isolation. By investigating the merits and limitations of competing strategies and technologies we keep our knowledge current and can help our clients make decisions based on fact.

Areas where our knowledge and expertise are deepest include:

  • Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS), where we have written a large number of influential reports, charting the future of CCS networks in the UK and across Europe.
  • Renewable energy generation, where Element Energy supported DECC in the initial design of the Feed in Tariff for the UK.
  • Techno-economic analysis, including consumer take-up modelling, where we can accurately predict how technologies will compete against each other.