New UK End Use Energy Demand Centre

The EPSRC has recently funded Professor Nick Eyre as the Energy Demand Research Champion for the Research Councils' Energy Programme. The aim of the Champion grant is to develop a proposal for a new UK End Use Energy Demand (EUED) Centre, starting in April 2018, building on the work of the existing six EUED Centres that end in 2018.

Research into energy demand is central to the energy and climate challenge, and forms the backbone of Nick's appointment. Read more about why energy demand matters in Nick's recent blog post for the EPSRC.

Energy Use Energy Demand: Towards a New Centre. Presentation by Professor Nick Eyre at the University of Lancaster EUED Gala on 4th July 2017

Consultation Survey

In order to develop the strategy and plans for a new End Use Energy Demand Centre, Nick Eyre is consulting with the energy community on the themes that should be prioritised. The consultation survey took place in July 2017. View results from the survey. Once the thematic structure is agreed, there will be a call for expressions of interest in theme leadership. Further opportunities for input to the content of the new Centre will be provided through a consultation meeting for the research community and its stakeholders (in late September 2017) and workshops on EUED challenges (in February 2018).

Results from the End Use Energy Demand initial consultation survey. August 2017

Call for Expressions of Interest in Leadership Roles

Applications are welcome for expressions of interest in some leadership roles in the proposed Centre.

The specific roles for which expressions of interest are sought are for:

  • three theme leaders, for themes provisionally entitled “Digital Society”, “Flexibility”, and “Transport and Mobility”; and
  • one challenge leader, for a challenge provisionally entitled “Decarbonisation of Heat”.

Theme and challenge leaders will be proposed as Centre Co-Directors in the Centre bid.

The closing date for receipt of application is midday on 31st August 2017.

Read more about the proposed EUED centre and how to apply.