Imperial College London

Phil Heptonstall

Faculty of Natural SciencesCentre for Environmental Policy

Research Fellow
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 7309philip.heptonstall

 
 
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Location

 

131913 Prince's GardensSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Summary

Phil graduated in Economics from The University of Hull, followed by sixteen years as a business analyst and project manager in the London wholesale insurance markets - developing, implementing and supporting a range of business-critical transaction processing and financial systems. Having completed an MSc in Environmental Technology (specialising in Energy Policy) at Imperial College in 2005, Phil has spent the last twelve years undertaking and leading systematic reviews and rapid evidence assessments within the UK Energy Research Centre's Technology and Policy Assessment team.

The Technology and Policy Assessment team has been part of the UK Energy Research Centre since the centre was established in 2004 and is now in its third phase, which started in 2014. The remit of the Technology and Policy Assessment team is to conduct systematic reviews of the evidence, supplemented by primary research and wider stakeholder engagement where required, to address contentious issues in the energy policy arena.

Whilst at Imperial, Phil also completed his PhD, which assessed the accuracy of electricity cost estimates and their role in policy making.

Key UKERC TPA project outputs (see 'Publications' page for details):

'The Costs and Impacts of Intermittency - 2016 update: A systematic review of the evidence on the costs and impacts of intermittent electricity generation technologies'

'Presenting the Future: An assessment of future costs estimation methodologies in the electricity generation sector'

'Great Expectations: The cost of offshore wind in UK waters - understanding the past and projecting the future'

'Investment in Electricity Generation: The role of costs, incentives and risks'

See 'Research' page for details of current projects

Teaching on the Environmental Technology MSc and the Energy Policy module of the Sustainable Energy Futures MSc

Publications