Purpose of the Survey

The EPSRC has recently funded Professor Nick Eyre of the University of Oxford as the “Energy Demand Research Champion” for the Research Councils’ Energy Programme. The aim of the Champion grant is to develop a proposal for a new UK End Use Energy Demand (EUED) Centre, starting in April 2018, building on the work of the existing six EUED Centres that end in 2018.

This survey is the first stage in the development of that proposal. It is your opportunity to influence the vision and structure of the new Centre. The survey data will be analysed in early August and feed into the planning of the Centre.

The survey provides a draft vision for the Centre and asks for your views on that vision, the research themes and challenges of the Centre and how it might go about securing impact for EUED research.

We estimate it will take about 15 minutes to complete.

Once the thematic structure is agreed, there will be a call for expressions of interest in theme leadership. Further opportunities for input to the content of the new Centre will be provided through a consultation meeting for the research community and its stakeholders (in late September 2017) and workshops on EUED challenges (in February 2018). Further details about these will be provided in due course.