A consortium comprising of BERR, RDA’s, NGO’s and elements of the microgeneration industry commissioned research to provide a robust evidence base to inform the future direction of microgeneration policy. The market for microgeneration is changing rapidly, and BERR need up to date analysis of consumer demand, costs and the supply potential, in order to inform policy decisions.
The two main objectives were to:
Element Energy won the contract after a full tender process through the Official Journal of the European Union. They led a team that also included TNS, Newcastle University and Royal Holloway.
Members of the consortium include: Ashden Trust, BERR, British Gas Service Ltd, Ceres Power plc, Energy Saving Trust, E.On UK plc, Micropower Council, National Energy Action, Renewable Energy Foundation, and the following Regional Development Agencies: North West Development Agency, East Midlands Development Agency, South West of England Development Agency, South East Development Agency and London Development Agency.
Further work was published in October 2008 and is available below: