A complex transition
A successful energy transition requires collaboration across disciplines, sectors, and countries. Arup is helping clients to plan for a new energy future, undertaking in-depth scenario planning to support a resilient energy transition at the country and city level. Our work focuses on both the network-wide mix of new energy generation to implementation of specific sources.
Our approach is multidisciplinary from the start. We carry out feasibility studies and masterplanning of new generating capacity and infrastructure, as well as the core technical engineering of new systems. We also partner with leading organisations to research future energy scenarios and support the development of the industry.
Hydrogen has the potential to be used as low carbon energy source. As a fuel, hydrogen can and must play a key role in systemic decarbonisation, increasing network resilience and accelerating the switch from fossil fuels. We’re partnering with cities, governments, energy networks and investors worldwide to kickstart the hydrogen revolution.
From analogue to digital: the new energy network
Digital technology and systems are central to decarbonisation, enabling smarter management of demand and supply, providing user and network level insights, and the ability to control an ever more complex mix of energy sources. We are using cloud-based solutions alongside change management to support gas networks as they decarbonise and transition to hydrogen, whilst exploring how data can lead to better decision making. We’ve also supported Cadent Gas to explore digital energy systems that allow data to shape energy network operations.
New charging infrastructure
Buses, trucks and cars are increasingly powered by electric or hydrogen fuel cells, but too often the lack of charging infrastructure and energy network capacity are slowing adoption. Across the world, we are helping governments, cities and private companies to define the infrastructure and development strategies that will support the next generation of road vehicles, accelerating transport’s transition to net zero.
Zero-emission road vehicles
Transport is a significant user of energy, and so will play a key role in the energy transition. We help governments, cities and private organisations worldwide develop vital infrastructure and strategies for zero-emission vehicles – buses, trucks and cars powered by green hydrogen or batteries.Find out more about zero emissions vehicles
The energy transition
Energy decarbonisation needs to consider multiple factors, requiring backing from across industry, government and cities. As a trusted partner to clients, we’re involved across the entire decarbonisation effort one way or another from developing a national hydrogen strategy for Scotland to offshore wind geotechnical support for clients in Japan.
Cities and urban areas around the world are reshaping their energy infrastructure as they strive to decarbonise and create resilient, net-zero energy systems. Working with everyone from city leaders to energy operators, we create efficient and sustainable city wide energy solutions.Explore our urban energy expertise
Accelerating the switch to renewables
Solar PV and offshore wind energy are gaining in efficiency and falling in costs every day – and Arup advise on every element of the structure and integration of these systems. We’re working on some of the world’s most ambitious renewable energy infrastructure, from wind power projects off the coast of America and Asia, to new solar farms in Vietnam and South Africa.
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Advising and consulting
The energy sector is diversifying and investor interest in clean energy is growing daily. We advise on energy asset purchase and sales, carrying out technical due diligence and environmental impact assessments on proposed renewable energy projects. We’re also working with partners such as The World Bank and major global companies to unlock the potential of the hydrogen and offshore wind industries - informing policy change by understanding local markets and developing resilient energy strategies.