Demand-side response: Give us your views


cradlepicNational Grid is attempting to rapidly increase the amount of grid balancing services it procures from businesses. But there are many real and perceived barriers to scale.

Demand-side response involves adjusting energy use in response to the UK’s power demand, turning equipment on or off or up and down, and/or switching to on-site generation when notified by Grid.

Ahead of new report, co-sponsored by National Grid, energy suppliers and aggregators, The Energyst seeks market views both from firms that participate in demand-side response, and those that do not.

We want to establish what is limiting uptake by businesses, what kind of loadshifting businesses could potentially deliver, and canvass opinion on what might incentivise more businesses to consume power more flexibly in return for payment.

The data will be used to form the basis of an in-depth report to be published in September, launched as part of our demand-side response conference in London.

Please take the short survey here. All participants will receive a free hard copy of the report.

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