New PIRI Story Map in development

Story Maps are a web-based application for sharing maps alongside narrative text and other multimedia content. Follow this link to see the new story map that is currently being developed for the PIRI project. PIRI Story Map

Willingness to pay for heat pumps

The Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) and Nesta investigated homeowners’ willingness to pay for heat pumps. Results from a sample of  1,801 UK homeowners (who currently heat their homes with a gas boiler) showed approximately 25% might be willing to pay the full current cost of heat pumps (noting that not all would necessarily complete the […]

Accelerating Net Zero delivery

A new Innovate UK report “Accelerating Net Zero Delivery – Unlocking the benefits of climate action in UK city-regions” explores the economic and social value of locally tailored approaches. The report compares the benefits of place-specific and place-agnostic approaches and shows better outcomes when places tailor their net zero delivery to the needs and opportunities […]

ZeroCarbonVote for Peterborough

Energy Systems Catapult invite Peterborough City Council residents to vote on zero carbon. – an online consultation tool for residents to vote on which type of low carbon heating they may want in their homes – is being launched in Peterborough.  The results will inform the Local Area Energy Plan for Peterborough, which is targeting Net Zero carbon emissions by 2030. The vote is […]

UKRI publication – Smart local energy systems

Projects from Prospering from the Energy Revolution (PfER), a UKRI Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund programme, aim to help move towards the goal of net zero carbon emissions by 2050 by utilising the potential of smart, integrated local energy systems which use the latest advances in electric vehicles, renewable generation, batteries and digital data technology. These […]

COP26 electric bus stops in Peterborough

The PIRI project team were there to meet the COP26 electric bus when it stopped in Peterborough’s Cathedral Square on its way to the Glasgow summit in October as part of a national tour of green energy projects. Read more about it here:

Article in New Civil Engineer

New Civil Engineer is the monthly magazine for members of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE). In this article, published in May 2021, NCE speak with Tanja Groth, Sweco’s lead on the project, to discuss the benefits of the “multi-vector approach” to the PIRI project. Please follow the link for the full article:

Futurum learning resource for schools and colleges

In collaboration with Futurum Careers, PIRI has developed a new teaching resource for 14 to 19-year-olds (secondary, high schools, and college) that endeavours to engage young people in the need for decarbonising energy supply as well as the concept and role of integrated renewable energy projects (like PIRI) in a low or zero carbon future. […]

Vector map now available

The vector map shows the current study boundary and potential extension area; possible EV locations & car parks; sites with potential demand for heat scheme connections and areas where photo-voltaic generation could be located. Explore the map and options by selecting the full screen button [ ].

Project launch attracts interest across the UK

Three months into the project the PIRI team delivered a COVID19 beating online launch event. July 23rd saw an invited audience of more than 50 delegates and team members attended a series of presentations and video clips from leading government and industry representatives in the sector including; Neil Kirkby – CEO for SSE Enterprise, Rob Saunders […]