SERVICES

LucidCatalyst is a highly specialized international consultancy offering thought leadership, strategy development and techno-economic expertise. Our firm excels in combining technical and economic expertise with deep insight into communications strategy development and delivery. This combination enables our interventions to be as impactful as possible. LucidCatalyst only takes on projects which we feel will materially advance the field of clean energy.

 

Incisive analysis

WHAT WE OFFER

Transformative solutions

We work to transform the energy space, helping companies gain competitive advantage from this change by engaging in a broad range of the stakeholders who can benefit from and enable these changes. We are deep technical, market, policy and commercial analysts, with extensive experience in starting new businesses and advising companies on entering new markets. Helping large companies to create new ventures and helping new start-up ventures to grow.

LucidCatalyst offers incisive analysis based on the cutting edge of technological, economic and political developments relevant to the over-arching challenge of tackling climate change. Our expertise is channelled through a clear and defined strategic assessment of where change is needed and how such change will most efficiently be achieved.

Powerful engagement

LucidCatalyst creates powerful engagement by combining technical expertise and strategic leadership with a deep understanding of what creates and drives social and technological change. Our wide global networks are aligned around the need for rapid and deep global energy transitions as the primary mission. In this way we avoid knowledge or sector silos and are able to reach across traditional boundaries to create powerful new alliances.

 
EXPERTISE & TRACK RECORD

LucidCatalyst has performed several prominent studies in recent years on advanced nuclear concepts for clients including: the Energy Innovation Reform Project; UK Energy Technologies Institute; and United States and United Kingdom governments. Members of LucidCatalyst participated as economic experts in MIT’s recent study on The Future of Nuclear Energy in a Carbon-Constrained World, which included analysis of flexibility options for nuclear plants. In addition to this extensive experience specifically on nuclear power, members of LucidCatalyst have collectively performed dozens of in-depth studies on power market mechanisms, system modelling with specialized software, environmental policy impacts, and long-term market dynamics with expansion of solar, wind, energy storage, and other innovative energy resources.

 

Advanced Nuclear Reactors Cost Study

The ETI Nuclear Cost Drivers Project

Advanced Modular Reactor (AMR) Feasibility and Development Project

MIT's The Future of Nuclear Energy in a Carbon-Constrained World

 

FEEDBACK

ABOUT: THE ETI NUCLEAR COST DRIVERS PROJECT

Cited in recent Government publications including: the UK Nuclear Sector Deal and Expert Finance Working Group on Small Reactors report: Market Framework for Financing Small Nuclear

In his review, independent project reviewer, Dr. Tim Stone, said: “This report, together with the model and new database has shed a great deal of light on the factors which cause some new nuclear projects to be on time and on budget, and some not.  It has assembled the best data yet collected and taken a formal analysis together with carefully gathered qualitative views of the project professionals who have led a number of different projects where anonymity has enabled a great deal of transparency and honesty. The report should be required reading for anyone involved in new nuclear projects anywhere in the world and should also help to dispel myths and educate emotional views on the practical future of new nuclear projects.”

> Independent review letter: Final review of Nuclear Cost Drivers Model

 

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