Policy paper

Upgrading our energy system: smart systems and flexibility plan

Plan setting out how we will enable a smart, flexible energy system.



This plan outlines 29 actions the government, Ofgem and industry will take to:

  • remove barriers to smart technologies (such as storage and demand-side response)
  • enable smart homes and businesses
  • improve access to energy markets for new technologies and business models

These actions are designed to reduce the costs of the energy system, and help keep energy bills low for consumers.

See the related call for evidence and the response from government and Ofgem.

Published 24 July 2017