Facilitating energy efficiency in the electricity system: call for evidence

Closed 25 Sep 2019

Opened 22 Jul 2019

Overview

We are seeking views on market barriers to energy efficiency in the UK, and how we can create new markets for energy efficiency, securing its role in the wider energy market, contributing to flexibility and becoming a reliable alternative to increased generation and network reinforcement.

Why We Are Consulting

The Government is seeking views on market barriers to energy efficiency in the UK, and how we can create new markets for energy efficiency, securing its role in the wider energy market, contributing to flexibility and becoming a reliable alternative to distributed generation and network reinforcement.

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 our understanding of the potential for energy efficiency and the barriers to implementation. This Call for Evidence will help us understand these issues better at a wider energy market level.

Audiences

  • SMEs (small and medium businesses)
  • Large businesses (over 250 staff)
  • Multinational businesses
  • Trade bodies
  • Medium business (50 to 250 staff)
  • Micro business (up to 9 staff)
  • Small business (10 to 49 staff)
  • Energy assesor
  • Universities
  • Researchers
  • Thinktanks
  • Freelance researchers
  • Local government
  • Charity or social enterprise
  • Regulator
  • Non-departmental public bodies
  • The Devolved Administrations
  • Charities and Third Sector organisations
  • Non-Government Organisations
  • Civil Society Organisations

Interests

  • Saving energy
  • Energy and climate change
  • Energy efficiency
  • Electricity
  • Carbon markets