Consortium led by Resillion wins Demand Side Response testing project in the UK

Resillion announced a new project funded by the UK Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), focused on the performance testing of Demand Side Response (DSR) systems in settings indicative of the real world. 

The project is part of the BEIS Net Zero Innovation Portfolio and aims to stimulate the implementation of DSR in domestic and small business premises. The project timeframe is throughout 2023 and 2024. Resillion will lead a consortium in the delivery of the project, comprising: The University of Strathclyde’s PNDC, ScottishPower Energy Retail Limited, and QualityLogic Inc. 

The UK Government, along with many others, is investing heavily in achieving Net Zero targets, and improving flexibility in energy supply at a time when the cost of energy is a global concern and the growth in Electric Vehicle usage is placing new demands on the energy infrastructure. Implemented at scale, domestic DSR will be an important part of the coming energy transition. 

The Resillion-led consortium will carry out performance testing and demonstrations of DSR systems, operating according to the recent new standards PAS 1878 (including OpenADR) and PAS 1879, and  based on the GB Smart Metering system. Types of Energy Smart Appliance (ESA) in scope include: EV charging points, battery storage systems, heat pumps, and HVAC installations. 

The consortium brings together industry leading organisations and a unique state-of-the-art facility (PNDC) offering a platform to accelerate the deployment and integration of energy networks and technologies. Use of ESAs and DSR control for electrical network and market services is still modest compared to the scale required to meet net zero 2050. With foundational standards in place, industry must now develop compliant devices and systems. Testing and Demonstration facilities are critical in supporting this process. 

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