Carbon Co-op have secured funding from the UK government and others to support the development of a technical system for automated demand side response of EV chargers, electric heating systems, and smart appliances based on existing commercially available open source technologies.

Starting in the first quarter of 2019, this project sees smart technologies- electric vehicle chargers and hot water heaters – installed in our members homes and social housing properties across the North West and the prospect of incentive payments for allowing their smart equipment to be used for supporting the operation of the electricity grid.

If successful, the project will lead to the launch of the Energy Community Aggregator Service (ECAS), supporting community energy groups across the UK to participate in flexibility markets.

The project builds on a series of feasibility studies on local flexibility markets and domestic demand side response, carried out for BEIS in 2018.

Energy Communities Aggregator Service (ECAS) – Local Flexibility Markets (2018)

OpenDSR Phase 1 Feasibility Report (Public Version)