Electricity Demand Reduction Pilot

The Electricity Demand Reduction (EDR) pilot scheme will provide organisations with financial support to install more efficient electrical equipment that reduces electricity demand at peak times.

DECC are testing whether projects that deliver lasting electricity savings at peak times, like replacing old bulbs with LEDs or improving motors and pumps, could one day compete with generation, demand side response (DSR) and storage in the forthcoming GB Capacity Market.

The scheme is now open to formal expression of interest and DECC have published a participant handbook which;
#explains what EDR is and the background to the EDR Pilot
#provides guidance on how to participate.

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.

The first EDR Pilot auction is for a total of £10 million and is being held in January 2015. Subject to the outcome a further auction may follow. The total budget for the EDR Pilot is at least £20 million.

You can find out more about the project and download the handbook and application forms on the EDR pilot scheme
web pages.

Source www.gov.uk/electricity-demand-reduction-pilot 29/08/2014