UK Power Networks, Eastern Power Networks, London Power Networks and South Eastern Power Networks
Luke Hughes, Richard Gould
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Network Innovation Allowance
ED - Transition to low carbon future
Asset Management, Commercial, Community Schemes, Demand Side Management and Modelling
Energy Efficiency is used in other countries to defer the need for capital investment to reinforce the network.
Individual energy efficiency measures or a combination of them have been previously investigated in GB to understand the potential network benefits associated with customers’ behavioural change. However, a holistic approach looking at DNO led energy efficiency as alternative to network reinforcement has not been trialled in GB. If successful, this may lead to significant customer savings.
The objective of the project is to identify a method and assess the benefits of a DNO-led rollout of energy efficiency measures by looking at two primary or secondary grid substations which would be considered in phase 2. This will be documented in a report which would summarise the key findings, outline next steps and discuss potential regulatory changes to existing framework. The latter will serve as a basis for discussion with Ofgem.