The report explores the barriers and enabling actions which could stimulate an acceleration of deployment of DES solutions. Through four case studies, we showcase the kinds of applications suitable for DES investment and the returns which could be achieved. We hope that this research will contribute to the wider discussion on the future design of our energy systems and inform decision making regarding the applicability of DES technologies.
This research report was undertaken jointly by Siemens and Arup and draws upon both companies’ global expertise in energy technology, building and energy systems design. The research aims to provide an insight into the world of decentralized energy with a special focus on economic viability and wider co-benefits of DES investment.