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EDF Energy has been awarded a place on the Crown Commercial Service’s Demand Side Response (DSR) Framework. Building upon the HH electricity supply contract we have with CCS, this will allow us to collectively respond to the changing needs of our public sector customers over and above electricity supply. The initiative enables UK public sector organisations to save money by helping them to better control their energy use and reduce consumption.
DSR is an innovative way of meeting energy needs by financially incentivising consumers to lower their electricity use at peak times. Consumers (the ‘demand-side’) commit to reducing or shifting their energy consumption when UK electricity demand from the Grid threatens to exceed supply (‘demand-side response’).
At times of substantial demand, a signal would be sent to DSR enabled locations, who respond by avoiding peak times, reducing or shifting their energy when there’s a sudden surge. For instance, a hospital could switch to back-up generators or an office block may turn down its chillers.
There are many schemes and many ways to get involved but here are the key steps towards becoming Demand Side Response enabled. EDF Energy acts as aggregator for DSR so we have experts who can support you each step of the way.
DSR is about being flexible and managing your energy intelligently. There’s little or no upfront cost and you control how much you want to flex. It will play a vital role in balancing the system in 2017 and beyond. In other words, it’s here to stay.
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The Crown Commercial Service (CCS) supports the public sector to achieve maximum commercial value when procuring common goods and services.