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Non-domestic Smart Energy Management Innovation Competition

How to apply for funding to develop innovative energy management services for non-domestic customers based on smart meter data

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Non-domestic smart energy management innovation competition: Invitation to tender

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Non-domestic smart energy management innovation competition: Information day 30 November 2017 - slidepack

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Details

The government is planning to commit up to £8.8 million to develop innovative approaches to energy management using smart meter data, tailored to the needs of smaller non-domestic sites.

The Non-Domestic Smart Energy Management Innovation Competition aims to drive innovation in the energy services market in 3 priority non-domestic sectors:

  • hospitality
  • retail
  • and schools.

The competition will help such non-domestic organisations cut their energy costs and be more energy efficient, enabling them to boost productivity and contribute to UK emissions reduction targets. It will also develop and strengthen the market for energy management products and services for smaller non-domestic sites, including both independent businesses and chains.

Up to 9 projects, distributed across these 3 sectors, will be selected to receive initial funding to develop innovative energy management solutions using smart meter data.

Competition Details

Details about the competition are set out in the Invitation to Tender.

For more information, please email smartenergymanagement@beis.gov.uk.

Information day

The accompanying slidepack was presented at an Information event held on 30 November 2017. It covers:

  • An overview of the competition context and objectives
  • A summary of non-domestic sector research
  • Insights from specialists in retail, hospitality and schools
  • An overview of smart meter data
  • Details of the competition design and process

Smart metering in non-domestic premises: early research findings

BEIS commissioned research that sought to understand how smaller non-domestic organisations use energy and manage energy consumption, including how they use smart meter data.

The study used a cluster (grouping) based method, which classified smaller non-domestic organisations by how they use energy. It identified 3 high-impact sectors that offer material energy savings: retail, hospitality and schools. The research also showed that smart meter data has the potential to prompt organisations into taking action provided they know how to interpret it within the context of their own operations and a cost effective solution is available. In addition it highlighted the importance of the way organisations are engaged prior to, during and after smart meter installation.

Smart metering in non-domestic premises: early research findings

The Research Executive Summary and Overview Report have direct relevance to this competition.

Published 27 November 2017
Last updated 5 December 2017 + show all updates
  1. Competition Information event slidepack added
  2. First published.