Demand side response (DSR) is about intelligent energy use; helping ensure a secure, sustainable and affordable electricity system. The suite of DSR schemes is where businesses are financially incentivised to lower or shift their electricity use at peak times, helping to manage load and voltage profiles on the electricity network.
The roll out of smart meters to over 53 million supplies is providing significant granular data about how and when energy is being consumed. This data supports various DSR approaches. Analysis of consumption profiles can help to alter when energy is used to target non-peak hours. Such an approach has not only a financial benefit, but also affects the carbon footprint and improves energy security.
Our speakers will discuss some of the approaches that benefit from DSR, the role of metering and data analysis, and design led options to consider.