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Researching drivers and barriers to flexible generation in the UK

Aberla Utilities, part of the Aberla Group, has partnered with Lancaster University’s Centre for Global Eco-Innovation (CGE), to research drivers and barriers to flexible generation implementation in the UK.  The research was funded via the European Regional Development Fund in collaboration with the University and Aberla.

Aberla’s in-house research team collaborated with the CGE and took on a student intern for the duration of the project.  The collaboration will see the research presented at industry events and will help the business identify risks and threats in the energy market.  In addition, the findings are poised to inform future policy and help bridge the gap between academia and the private sector.

Dr Daniel Strosnider, strategy & sustainability director at Aberla, said “Collaborating with Lancaster University has been a smooth process and I’ve been impressed with their motivation and commitment to addressing the need for a more distributed energy network.  I look forward to increasing knowledge interaction and building on our initial research.”

Stephen King, Business Partnerships Officer at Lancaster University, said “It has been great to work with Aberla and we’ve found them to be engaging and very knowledgeable around how energy infrastructure is evolving.  It is good to work with an SME who values R&D, and uses it to inform business strategy and decision-making.”

Rising energy bills and market volatility is increasing energy expenditure and risk for companies across the UK.  Aberla specialises in working with businesses to reduce energy consumption via renewable generation, energy management, flexible generation and asset optimisation.

The Aberla Group includes Aberla Energy Management, Aberla Renewables, Aberla Utilities and Aberla M&E, and operates across the UK.