Have your say on routes to market for energy efficiency

The government is seeking views on market barriers to energy efficiency in the UK, and how to secure its role in the wider energy market.

It wants energy efficiency to contribute to flexibility, as well as becoming ‘a reliable alternative to increased generation and network reinforcement’.

Alongside the Call for Evidence, BEIS has also pubished its Electricity Demand Reduction (EDR) pilot final evaluation and Deemed Metering reports. The evaluation of the EDR pilot concluded that energy efficiency projects are not yet ready to enter the Capacity Market.

Barriers to efficiency

According to government figures, there is 40TWh of energy efficiency potential in commercial and industrial buildings, as well as 10TWh of potential in industrial processes. However, there are market barriers to this potential, such as measure and verification, permanent nature, barriers to accessing multiple revenue streams, high transaction and implementation costs, and behaviour change.

BEIS wants to know how new initiatives could align with existing energy efficiency policies, such as ESOS and the new Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting scheme.

Feedback is sought from energy companies, network operators, technology suppliers, large businesses, SMEs, financial institutions, Energy Service Companies (ESCOs), Local Enterprise Partnerships, Non-Governmental Organisations, academics and anyone else with an interest in this area.

The Call for Evidence is open until 25th September 2019.

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