The Future of Domestic Demand Side Response
The transition to a low carbon, flexible energy system is a crucial step in achieving the UK’s Net Zero ambitions. As technology advances and new products emerge, Domestic Demand Side Response (DSR) and Flexibility are set to play a pivotal role in delivering the benefits of a smart, sustainable energy system.
DSR and Flexibility markets face numerous challenges that must be overcome in order to be successful. Key components for success include clear market arrangements, a fit-for-purpose regulatory framework, consumer protection, and fostering shifts in consumer behaviour. This requires technology innovators to navigate the complex UK energy market and access innovation funding and testing schemes.
Collaborating for Success
At Engage we believe that collaboration is key to unlocking the potential of Domestic DSR and Flexibility. By working closely with government, industry, and technology providers, we can shape and define market arrangements, regulatory frameworks, and pave the way for innovation. Our services support policy development, regulatory approaches, governance arrangements, and help technology providers enter the UK market while overcoming regulatory and funding hurdles.
Our extensive experience in major, complex industry change programs – including the Smart Metering Implementation Programme, Faster Switching and Customer Transfer Programme, and several key industry transformations – demonstrates our commitment to driving sustainable energy system progress. We are proud to be actively working on various testing and trialling programs with clients, such as the SMDA scheme, the Field Trials of the Alt HAN solution, and leading the BEIS IDSR conformance testing scheme.
Our involvement in a consortium that provides project management and technical support to design and deliver laboratory testing schemes for DSR applications under the Flexibility Innovation Programme funded by BEIS Net Zero Innovation Portfolio (NZIP) showcases our dedication to unlocking Domestic DSR/Flexibility. Additionally, we are collaborating with energy suppliers to deliver new products and services, evaluating and assessing technology solutions through test and learn activities.
The Road Ahead
As the energy industry continues to evolve, the importance of Domestic DSR and Flexibility will only grow. Our energy experts are committed to fostering innovation and collaboration to overcome the challenges ahead and unlock the potential of a sustainable energy system. By working together, we can drive the Net Zero transition and secure a greener future for generations to come.
Discover more about our services and how we can support your organisation’s journey towards a sustainable energy future by getting in touch with our expert team today.