Energy Technologies Institute

The Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) is a public-private partnership between global industries – BP, Caterpillar, EDF, E.ON, Rolls-Royce and Shell – and the UK Government. Public sector representation is through the administration of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, with funding channelled through the Technology Strategy Board and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. The Department of Energy and Climate Change are observers on the Board. Our key priorities are to:

  • Accelerate the deployment of affordable, secure low-carbon energy systems for 2020 to 2050 by demonstrating technologies, developing knowledge, skills and supply-chains and informing the development of regulation, standards and policy.
  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions (UK target - 80% CO2 reduction by 2050).
  • Increase security of energy supply in conjunction with greenhouse gas mitigation.
  • Increase the level and capacity of the low carbon skills pool - both in the UK and internationally.

The ETI makes targeted commercial investments in offshore wind marine, distribution energy, buildings, energy storage and distribution, smart systems and heat, carbon capture and storage, transport and bio energy. It brings together the collective knowledge, expertise and experience of its diverse members to address future energy needs; and brings together projects that accelerate the development of affordable, clean, secure technologies needed to help the UK meet its’ legally binding 2050 targets.