regional energy demand insights
"Good data is an essential component of
effective policy making on energy efficiency."
International Energy Agency
Decarbonisation starts with understanding demand...
Spatial Outlook Ltd is an Irish-based company that helps decision-makers to better understand their local-level decarbonisation options.
Our actionable data insights represent the characteristics, distributions, and patterns of energy consumption across and within regions - specifically in the building stock and transport sectors.
REDAP: Monitoring, Reporting & Analysis
We deliver these insights using the Regional Energy Demand Analysis Portal (REDAP) system, which has been developed by a specialised EU-funded R&D consortium.
The system provides data insights on the profile of consumption across the building and transport sectors, including estimated emissions, expenditure and fuel types. With these data insights, users can ‘prospect’ for local-level decarbonisation opportunities, including synergies, efficiencies and investment opportunities that may otherwise be overlooked at the centralised planning level.
REDAP helps decision-makers deliver least-cost, least-friction decarbonisation. This includes to:
Guide Local Government around policy and regulatory compliance requirements.
Support Communities to decarbonise in a prosperous, secure, sustainable manner.
Enable Industry to source and supply clean energy using smart, efficient systems.
CASE STUDY: DUBLIN CITY
REDAP project partner, Codema (Dublin's Energy Agency) works with the four local government authorities to meet the energy requirements of 1.5 million people. In recent years, energy demand analysis has been critical to informing policy, planning and investment decisions within the region.
The overlap of other geographic datasets allows insights into the energy sector that are not available anywhere else, and enables an understanding of the socio-economic patterns of the local energy landscape.
Why Analyse Energy Demand?
With governments actively pursuing decarbonisation agendas and consumption patterns changing significantly, understanding energy demand is of critical importance. The following are just some governance, socio-economic, and environmental drivers behind energy demand analysis.