Electricity Demand Reduction Pilot
- Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
- Part of:
- Energy demand reduction in industry, business and the public sector
- First published:
- 29 July 2014
- Last updated:
- 29 January 2016, see all updates
Organisations could receive financial support for implementing energy efficiency projects through the Electricity Demand Reduction Pilot if they deliver electricity savings at peak times.
What is the EDR Pilot?
We’re 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. Savings could be made by improving motor or pump systems, replacing old light fittings with LED’s or making any other improvement to a building or electrical equipment which would deliver lasting peak time electricity savings.
Some background on the EDR project, including research reports and Impact Assessments, can be found in Appendix One of the 2010-2015 government policy report on energy demand reduction in industry, business and the public sector.
The second phase the EDR Pilot was launched on 16 June 2015 with £6m of funding available.
Successful bidders in EDR phase II auction
The Electricity Demand Reduction (EDR) Pilot Phase II auction was held on Thursday 21 January 2016.
24 organisations across Great Britain have been awarded a total of £4.74m for a total of 37 projects to reduce demand for electricity through efficiency schemes at peak times. The successful organisations will be required to deliver peak capacity savings totalling at least 23,307kW across the country from November to February during either 2016-17 or 2017-18. The auction process was observed, and approved, by an independent external monitor.
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Phase II Participants
The application period for the EDR Pilot Phase II has now closed
If you missed the EDR Pilot Phase II application window but would like to keep abreast of any EDR-related news, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org asking to be added to our stakeholder list.
Visit the EDR Pilot: Supporting information page for supporting documents and bite-size ‘How to…’ videos offering an overview of Phase II of the EDR Pilot.
The EDR Helpdesk is open every weekday, 9.30am to 5pm. Please contact us if your have any questions about the EDR Pilot or about your application status:
- Call us on 0300 068 8488
- Email us using email@example.com
Phase I archive
Phase I of the EDR Pilot has now been completed. The guidance and supporting documents have been archived
Published: 29 July 2014
Updated: 29 January 2016
- amendment to winners list
- Successful bidders in EDR phase II auction.
- Updated text.
- Text updated.
- EDR auction results.
- Completion of the EDR auction.
- Added details of forthcoming workshop.
- Outstanding webchat answers published.
- EDR web chat transcript
- First published.