BEAMA and Renewable UK join forces on low carbon energy system

BEAMA and RenewableUK are to collaborate on key issues to help build a modern, flexible low-carbon energy system the UK needs to reach net zero.

On 19 June, the trade associations announced that they had signed a Memorandum of Understanding, committing them both to helping UK-based companies develop products and services for the global low carbon energy market, and force closer connections across the breadth of the energy supply chain. They have pledged to work jointly through their committees and working groups on government policy and regulations which impact the development of a supply chain.

Key areas of focus include attracting greater investment in the transmission and distribution networks to accelerate decarbonisation, and the electrification of heat and transport. Areas of common interest include how energy infrastructure and consumer behaviour can better support the net zero transition, while BEAMA and RenewableUK will also cooperate on promoting energy storage, demand side response, flexibility and electricity market reform.

RenewableUK Chief Executive, Hugh McNeal, said: “Sharing our expertise will benefit the members of both trade associations, as working together we can have a greater impact on the development of Government policies we need to reach net zero emissions. Building a flexible low-carbon system will create valuable opportunities for the hundreds of companies in our supply chain to win contracts here and abroad, as a key part of the green economic recovery after the pandemic.”