The Energy Research Partnership

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The ‘Energy Research Partnership’ was announced by the Chancellor in his March 2005 Budget Statement to bring together key funders of energy research, development, demonstration and deployment (RDD&D) in Government, industry and academia, plus other interested bodies, to provide high-level leadership for, and to enhance the coherence of, energy research and innovation activities in the UK, set within an international context.

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The ERP provides leadership to guide public and private sector activities in energy research and innovation, reflective of the UK’s broad energy portfolio, with a ‘Statement of Purpose’ covering:

  • Research and Development – targeting of UK priority technology areas; 
  • Innovation – developing partnership models to stimulate and deliver innovation;
  • Policy – providing the factual basis to inform decision making;
  • Delivery – promoting the role of social science in understanding consumer preferences for the deployment of new technologies and innovations.

Latest News

ERP Member, Nick Winser, National Grid recieves CBE

ERP would like to congratulate Nick Winser, Executive Director, UK at National Grid on being awarded a CBE in the New Year's Honours List for services to the UK energy industry.
Nick, a much valued ERP Member and former ERP Co-chair, joined National Grid in 1993, becoming Director of Engineering in 2001 and Executive Director responsible for Transmission in 2003. Nick is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, a Fellow of the Institution of Gas Engineers and Managers and a Fellow of the Energy Industry.
Nick says he is "delighted" to receive a CBE and states "this not just an honour for me but a wider acknowledgement of the high standards and professionalism that everyone at National Grid has shown over many years".