Mar 2013
Electricity Transmission
Sustainability First - Smart Demand Forum
Mar 2013
National Grid Electricity System Operator
National Grid TO Innovation Team
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Demand Side Response (DSR) is likely to be a key balancing service as wind intermittency increases and we look for more flexible providers of balancing services.

The project will build on the Sustainability First demand-side work (published 2010), taking on board the I & C sector and demand-side role of micro-generation. The work programme will essentially be carried out by Judith Ward and Gill Owen, from Sustainability First with analytical work carried out by Brattle. Work will be coordinated via an independent cross-industry consumer group, a Smart Demand Forum with representatives from all funding parties; these are expected to be Elexon, Ofgem, DECC, large users, equipment manufacturers, consumer bodies, DNOs and energy retailers.

The project will investigate and build a systematic picture of GB demand-side potential from today into the 2020s with a strong focus on commercial, regulatory, customer and policy issues needing to be tackled to realise demand side response.