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Funding Opportunity: Domestic Demand Side Response Competition

January 29, 2018


The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is funding a domestic demand-side response (DSR) competition, which will grant successful applicants a share of up to £7.75million to identify and test innovative approaches to DSR in domestic applications.


The aim of the BEIS innovation programme is to reduce the UK’s carbon emissions by identifying and accelerating innovative clean energy technologies.


The opportunity…


The aim of this Competition is to identify and demonstrate controllable, flexible demand in real domestic environments which can be replicated at significant scale in identical or similar applications. The specific objectives for the Competition are to:


  • Secure earlier and greater levels of deployment of DSR applications in domestic environments.

  • Provide more detailed, robust data about the likely extent of and potential for DSR deployment in domestic environments in the UK and the savings which could be secured from domestic DSR in the UK.

  • Create greater awareness of the potential benefits and scope for deploying DSR among domestic users.

  • Create greater awareness of the potential benefits to be secured from Smart Meters among domestic users.

  • Identify effective business models for capacity-based services which are potentially attractive to residential end-users who can adjust their energy consumption.

  • Strengthen UK supply chains for DSR applications and deployment.

  • Encourage collaboration and partnership between DSR users, technology developers and academic or other supply chain partners; and involve supply chain partners in finding innovative solutions.


…and how you can seize it


If you have the idea and truly believe that you can bring something to the table the BEIS is inviting you to demonstrate the feasibility of your proposed DSR technology, before enrolling in the two phases (which included the development of a detailed project plan, a demonstration phase, among other tasks).


Don’t panic – we’ve got you!


If we’ve piqued your interest but it sounds like a lot of hassle, or you’re keen to apply but are unsure of where to begin, don’t worry; that’s what we’re here for.


Innovation Point was built to help companies like yours find and secure opportunities just like this, and it doesn’t stop there. We’re able to support you throughout the proposal, be it project management, bid development support, pitch training, or just about anything else. Just ask!



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