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Facilitating energy efficiency in the electricity system

The conclusion of the EDR pilot, including publication of the final evaluation report, and the recent changes in electricity systems and technologies, presents an opportunity to take stock. The EDR pilot evaluation concluded that energy efficiency projects are not yet ready to enter the GB Capacity Market. Previous stakeholder engagement, such as the ‘Helping businesses to improve the way they use energy’ and ‘A smart, flexible energy system’ calls for evidence, has improved their understanding of the potential for energy efficiency and the barriers to implementation. This Call for Evidence will help them understand these issues better at a wider energy market level.

They recommend reviewing the Electricity Demand Reduction pilot final evaluation and Deemed Metering reports which are published alongside this Call for Evidence and are keen to hear from energy companies, network operators, technology suppliers, large businesses, SMEs, financial institutions, Energy Service Companies (ESCOs), Local Enterprise Partnerships, Non-Governmental Organisations, academics and anyone else with an interest in this area.

The Institution of Engineering and Technology Trustees propose submitting a response to this consultation and invite comments from Members who have expertise in this area and have studied the consultation documents. In its capacity as a professional body, the IET will confine itself to only addressing those questions that are within its area(s) of competence.

For more information and a summary of the questions, please refer to the consultation document.

Please respond no later than 13 September 2019 to James Robottom with “Facilitating energy efficiency in the electricity system” in the subject header.