Electricity suppliers and aggregators are failing to tap the full potential of demand response from UK firms. Almost 80% of businesses surveyed by theenergyst.com said that neither their supplier nor aggregators had communicated the benefits of flexible consumption to them.
Those surveyed were directors, managers and consultants across some of the largest industrial and commercial firms, the public sector and SMEs.
Yet exactly the same percentage (78.6%) said they would be interested in generating revenue from demand response schemes provided it did not affect their ability to do business.
The data formed initial findings of a survey of readers of theenergyst.com. The magazine, with the support of Open Energi and National Grid is producing a report analysing the current state of the demand response market.
We would welcome your views. Your opinions will be a crucial part of the research, whether or not you are currently engaged in demand response programmes.
The report will be published on the 30th July.
Taking the survey should take around 5 minutes and the findings will be included as part of the final report.
Your own personal copy will be sent to you for taking the time to contribute.
Digital copies will also be made available online at theenergyst.com.