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Innovation Funding Incentive
Task XIX (Micro Demand Response and Energy Saving) is a collaborative
project under the International Energy Agency’s Implementing Agreement on
Demand Side Management (DSM). Historically, the majority of DSM offerings
have focused on large consumers. The work will consider the potential for
small consumers to participate in Demand Response and Energy Saving
projects, focusing on the use of Time of Use pricing, remote/automatic demand
switching and energy end use monitoring and feedback.
The principal deliverables will be two reports, covering both the information
collated from the UK participants and the International partners. The first of
these will define the requirements for the implementation of Micro demand
Response and Energy Saving schemes, along with options for effective
delivery. The second will build on the first to assess the business case for
delivering such schemes.
The work commenced in January 2009 and tt is anticipated that it will require 15
months to complete.
The project assesses the potential for and likely business case/s to support the
delivery of Micro Demand Response (DR) and Energy Saving projects to
Residential and SME customers. The three techniques for demand side
management that will be focused on are Time Of Use pricing, remote/automatic
demand switching and End Use Monitoring and Feedback (EUMF).
Whilst the primary interest is in relation to developments within the UK market,
the project is coordinated under the International Energy Agency’s
Implementing Agreement on Demand Side Management. This provides an
opportunity to look at the possibilities in a broader context, and to understand
developments within the other participating countries.