The UK electricity system

This study applies the Multi Level Perspective (MLP) on the UK electricity system. It combines niche and regime analyses to assess the feasibility of a transition in the UK electricty system. For this, the following niches are considered: solar PV, on- and offshore wind, bioenergy, CFL/LED lighting, and smart meters. The regime analysis is broken down into the electricity generation regime, the electricity consumption regime and the electricity network regime. Based on the developments in these niches and regimes in the past 10-15 years we make an interpretive assessment of the present feasibility of a UK energy transition of the electricity system.

Mission/objectives: 
Decarbonizing the UK electricity sector
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E-mail contact person: 
frank.geels@mbs.ac.uk