Cornwall Insight is among the winners of BEIS’s domestic demand-side response (DSR) competition. The 13 winning projects were announced by BEIS on Wednesday 6 March awarding a total grant value of £8.57mn. Cornwall Insight is collaborating with project lead Powervault Ltd and Sustainable Venture Development Partners on the Whole House Energy Management for DSR project. The project integrates hot water controllers with the new Powervault 3 system which are then deployed in trial homes in the UK to test the Powervault’s ability to control water heating devices and assess the subsequent benefits which are achieved for customers based on dynamic tariff integration. Other winning projects include a project assessing the feasibility of an open source, standards-based approach to a DSR management service and a project to develop a management platform and implement an aggregated system on 50 new pilot homes in South Wales.

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