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The papers that were due to be presented at the Energy Evaluation Europe Conference last week have now been published.

Michelle Hollier, Director of Research and Evaluation, co-authored a paper with Emma Harrison at the Energy Systems Catapult (ESC) reflecting on their experience of evaluating the Smart Systems and Heat (SSH) Programme delivered by ESC.

To achieve our Net Zero targets, the UK’s 27 million households will need to rapidly adopt new low carbon heat solutions through the 2020s and 2030s.  We need to learn fast about what can work (and won’t work) to understand how to achieve this transition in the energy market. This paper reflects on the challenges for the evaluation practitioner in supporting this using the evaluation of SSH as a case study; a programme designed to bring about systems transformation.

The paper (which can be found on the Energy Evaluation Resource page of the conference website, or downloaded on the left of this page) outlines what we learnt about how to evaluate systems innovation. Issues and challenges about how to evaluate systems innovation that remained unresolved through the evaluation are also discussed.

Fingers crossed circumstances mean we can present this at a reschedule conference next year.

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