As part of a government led initiative, organisations could receive financial support for the implementation of energy efficient projects through the Electricity Demand Reduction Pilot (EDR). In order to qualify for this, organisations will need to show that they have delivered electricity savings at peak times.
What is the EDR Pilot
The Department of Energy & Climate Change areÂ testing whether projects that deliver lasting electricity savings at peak could in future compete for funding with generation, demand side response (DSR) and storage in the GB Capacity Market. In order to be eligible to take part, organisations need to show that by improving their motor or pump systems, replacing their old light fittings with LEDâ€™s or making any other improvement to their building or electrical equipment which would deliver lasting peak time electricity savings. The eligibility criteria can be found here:
What major changes have been introduced since Phase 1 took place
- The minimum project size that they will be accepting has halved to 50kW
- More time is available to install measures, with a choice of delivery of savings either in November to February 2016/17 or November to February 2017/18, but not both
- They are allowing greater scope for successful projects to develop over time, and for organisations to make changes to their project according to business need. This includes giving organisations the option to bid in for a greater amount of savings than are fully specified in their application.
- Their evidence requirements have been made simpler, including making payback at project level rather than site level
- They will make an early payment after installation (up to 20% of the total payment, contingent on delivery of savings)
All organisations with eligible projects are advised to register here through the DECC website:
Time Structure of EDR Pilot
- To take part organisations need to register by 3rd September 2015.
- Organisations are able to get extra early feedback on their application if they submit a completed M&VÂ plan with supporting evidence before 17th September 2015.
- Full applications need to be submitted by 15 October 2015.
- The auction will take place on 21 January 2016 (OrganisationsÂ that submit qualifying applications will then compete for funding with other organisations in an auction – with winners determined by those who offer peak savings at the lowest price (Â£/kW). Payments to successful bidders will be made once delivery targets have been met).
- Winners who have signed a participant agreement will need to install measures within 8 months (by 30 September 2016) or 20 months (30 September 2017), delivering contracted savings during the Winter Peak period 2016/2017 or 2017/2018. Winter peak period is the four month period from the start of November to the end of February, between 4pm and 8pm each working day.
For more information on this great pilot that theÂ Department of Energy & Climate Change are introducing please visit the following link: