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Smart Energy Savings (SENS) competition

The SENS competition aims to develop and trial innovative feedback products and services that use smart meter data, to help domestic customers reduce their energy consumption.

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The Smart Energy Savings (SENS) innovation competition: guidance

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Questions and answers

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Grant award terms and conditions and grant award letter: template

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SENS innovation competition: potential interventions and how they would have impact

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Details

The government has committed up to £6.25 million for the Smart ENergy Savings (SENS) Competition. The competition will support the development, trialing and evaluation of innovative feedback products and services that use smart meter data to help domestic consumers reduce their energy consumption.

Phase 1 (June 2019 to December 2019)

Following a competed applicated process, 8 projects were selected and allocated (matched) grant funding for Phase 1- to develop their products and/ or services ahead of potential household trials in Phase 2.

SENS Innovation Competition: Phase 1 - Summary of Grant Funded Projects document gives details of the successful projects selected for Phase 1 Grant Funding- as provided by the project. This includes the Project Title, Competition Lead and Partners, Grant (matched) funding received, and Project Summary.

The competition leads for the 8 projects are:

  • GenGame Limited
  • SENS 2019 Limited (a subsidiary of ONZO Limited)
  • Eliq Limited
  • Lightbulb ES Limited (trading as Igloo Energy Supply Ltd)
  • Element Energy Limited
  • Green Energy Options (GEO) Limited
  • Switchee Limited
  • Energy Local CIC

For full details of Competition Leads and their Partners, along with project summaries - see ‘Phase 1- Summary of Grant Funded Projects’.

Separately, BEIS has:

i) Commissioned an independent Trial Design and Evaluation Lead (TDEL) to work with successful Competition Partners, to: develop a trial of their product; lead a robust evaluation to identify the impact on household energy consumption; and implement a package of wider research (with projects and domestic customers participating in the trial). The TDEL consortium is headed up by Ipsos MORI working with the Energy Saving Trust and the University of Edinburgh.

ii) Awarded a grant to the Smart Energy Research Laboratory (SERL) based at University College London, for their provision of energy consumption data from trial households (with customer consent) to the TDEL for their analyses.

Contact

For more information please contact smi@beis.gov.uk.

Published 18 February 2019
Last updated 17 September 2019 + show all updates
  1. Phase 1- Summary of Grant Funded Projects added and information about Phase 1.
  2. Competition closed.
  3. Questions and answers added.
  4. Grant award terms and conditions and grant award letter: template, added.
  5. First published.