Two leading energy technology and innovation organizations announced on July 22, 2020, a five-year collaboration to deliver next generation energy technologies and accelerate the United Kingdom’s transition to a net zero future.
The Energy Transition Alliance (ETA), formed by The Oil & Gas Technology Centre (OGTC) and the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, will collaborate with the energy industry to drive a focused, funded program to develop advanced technologies, including the next generation of hydrogen production and floating offshore wind.
This is a ground-breaking collaboration which aims to transform the energy sector, accelerating the UK’s transition to a net-zero future, ensuring a reliable and secure source of power for the UK and an indigenous and competitive 21st Century energy technology sector. Of vital importance to the future of the energy sector will be transition of supply chain, skills and workforce from the oil and gas sector to renewables.
The partners in the ETA are launching an ambitious program of five initial projects, which include:
The ETA is funded in its first year by the OGTC and ORE Catapult, and will look to government and industry, among other sources, to secure funding for future years.