October 2014

Eunomia Provides Technical Support on Electricity Demand Reduction

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Eunomia has been appointed by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) through the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Framework to provide technical expertise in electricity efficiency and monitoring & verification of electricity demand reduction.

The Electricity Demand Reduction (EDR) Project was initiated in 2011 to fulfil a commitment made within the Electricity Market Reform White Paper, to assess whether there is sufficient support and incentives available for households, businesses and organisations to use electricity more efficiently.

The EDR pilot will examine whether capacity savings resulting from the installation of more efficient electrical equipment could form part of the Capacity Market and to learn lessons for Government and stakeholders on the delivery of EDR schemes.

Organisations that register, and whose projects qualify, will be invited to take part in a competitive auction. Participants can bid in kW savings from projects they plan. The winning bids will be those that represent best value for money (i.e. the lowest price for each kW offered) up to the total budget available in the auction. Successful bidders will receive payments once savings are delivered and evidence received.

Eunomia will be partnering with Verco Global to provide the technical support for the pilot, which includes assessing Measurement and Verification plans submitted by participants and checking evidence of savings achieved through projects funded by EDR.

Eunomia Head of Energy Adam Baddeley said “This is an exciting opportunity for Eunomia, and we’re looking forward to working with Verco to deliver this latest piece of work for DECC. We’re pleased to be able to build on our recent successful delivery on energy efficiency projects, including the evaluation of the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) Scheme and the design of the Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme (ESOS).”

Further information on the EDR is available here.