UK Government promotes a “smart, flexible energy system”

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UK Government promotes a “smart, flexible energy system”


The UK Government is seeking views on the mechanisms to promote demand side response, storage and other flexible measures that are expected to form an increasingly important part of the energy system.

The Call for Evidence is issued by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and Ofgem, and is open until 12 January 2017.

It follows findings by the National Infrastructure Commission earlier this year that consumers could see savings of up to £8 billion a year by 2030 by using electricity in a “smart” way.

The consultation also builds on the Government’s position paper Flexibility from 2015, where demand side response for industrial and commercial consumers was stated as a priority.

Power Responsive, the National Grid’s campaign, is commended in the consultation amongst initiatives already making a difference. Power Responsive aims to encourage “industrial and commercial businesses to get involved and to realise the financial and carbon-cutting benefits” of flexible demand.


How Envantage can help

Demand side response is now a significant financial opportunity for many commercial facilities. Does this include yours?

A range of programmes and mechanisms are available, with varying technical requirements and often substantial financial rewards. In order to maximise benefits, the potential for flexible demand at your site must be expertly assessed alongside your own operational requirements.

Envantage is able to help you achieve the best scheme for your facility.

To find out more, simply contact us to speak with one of our consultants.


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