The importance of distribution businesses conducting Demand Side Response (DRS) has been recognised in the regulation of energy networks. The NTVV project seeks to better understand the needs of business customers, with particular focus on the role DSR can play in managing distribution network constraints.
This document outlines the steps that were taken to establish the necessary tools related to SDRC 9.1c – namely “Demand side response evidence report”
The NTVV project has proved that we can engage commercial customers in demand response conversations, encourage them to take part is DSR and in many occasions, we have learnt that there are other benefits and offerings to customers other than purely financial incentives that attract interest. The NTVV project has signed 30 buildings on to our DSR programme without any direct financial incentive however; examining the on-going incentive structure is a key learning for the project over the next two years. Historic learning from the project has told us to simplify the commercial offering into a single document to reduce legal review.
This report provides evidence of the 30 signed agreements with the 30 ADR customers and presents the development of the new 3 way joint agreement that would be applicable to use in a nosiness as usual context. This report also reports on the successes of commercial customer events that have taken place as part of the NTVV project.
Engagement and the installation of ADR has been a challenge however, learning from the US experience of established installations has proved invaluable.
This document meets the New Thames Valley Vision (NTVV) project deliverable in relation to SDRC 9.1c.