The underused energy management tool that can offset rising energy costs

The non-commodity element of energy costs is set to push prices up considerably over the next few years – yet research by YouGov finds awareness of this seems limited. Energy market expert Ben Spry shares the detail behind the forecasts and assesses the impact Demand Side Response can provide to help mitigate price rises.

Why DSR is an essential part of our energy future

Dr Tim Rotheray, Director of the Association of Decentralised Energy (ADE), talks to energy writer Susannah Lawson about what’s driving growth in the market for DSR and why it’s a win/win solution for all concerned

How to optimise the value that DSR can deliver

Energy market and DSR expert Ben Spry shares some of his observations from the recent DSR Event organised by The Energyst, where he participated in the panel debate Follow the money: Where’s it going and how can you access best value? What motivates businesses to look at Demand Side Response (DSR)? Here’s what some of […]

Exploring demand side response with npower Business Solutions

Demand side response (DSR) can offer a range of technical and financial benefits to large energy users – but what do consumers actually think about these technologies. Alongside npower Business Solutions and Energy HQ, we attended a DSR event hosted by the Energyst in London’s Banking Hall. We spoke to a range of energy stakeholders from […]

UK seeks views on performance of Capacity Market

The scheme provides payments to generators for making capacity available or reducing demand when required to do so

Upgrading outdated energy tech ‘could heal NHS spend by £260m a year’

If just half of NHS trusts adopted distributed energy solutions, they are expected to save at least £130m a year

New partnership offers demand side response in Europe

An energy efficiency and renewable firm has partnered with Flexitricity for demand side response (DSR) services in the UK and across Europe. The latter firm will provide DSR services to Ameresco’s industrial and commercial customers, which will include short term operating reserve, capacity market, triad avoidance and demand turn-up. Under DSR schemes, consumers are rewarded […]

UK launches £7.75m domestic DSR competition

The UK Government is inviting businesses to bid for a share of a £7.75 million competition to develop domestic applications of demand side response (DSR) technologies. The aim of the 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. […]

Energy Live Expo is here!

Energy Live Expo is about to get underway, with around 600 energy professionals attending from across the country. The event at the QEII Centre in London will explore some of the hottest topics in energy, from battery storage, site resilience, energy trading and purchasing, demand side response, to getting energy on the c-suite agenda, water […]

How can embedded generation and demand side response boost income and savings?

Embedded generation and demand side response (DSR) should be on your radar if your business is thinking about generating its own electricity and possibly selling some to the grid. Embedded generation is the production of electricity from technologies, including renewables like solar, wind and biomass or non-renewables, that are directly connected to the distribution network. […]