Smart energy is central to a greener future. ESAs – which can automatically modulate their electricity consumption – play a critical part in this and are key to efficiencies and savings. UK innovators in this space needed timely guidance and support.
Supporting the move to a flexible, low CO2 energy system
Energy Smart Appliances (ESAs) are driving a shift in the relationship between consumers and suppliers to match the availability of renewable energy.
Making the transition to smart energy nationwide
Removing complexity to enable acceleration for a key sector
Delivering leadership for this area – including standards, testing and certification, and a strategic roadmap – would mean understanding and navigating complex challenges such as the need for supply and demand to be balanced efficiently for both the network operator and the consumer, and the need to facilitate the uptake of safe, secure and interoperable ESAs.
Using the report as a foundation for moving forward meant building on four policy principles identified as critical: grid stability, cyber security, interoperability and data privacy.
Putting safety and reliability at the heart of user confidence
The ESA programme includes developing two Publicly Available Specifications (PASs): one to define a framework for demand side response and one to specify a classification for ESAs.
The programme will enable the establishment of a mechanism to guide, test and certify how an appliance can be safely and confidently placed on the market as an ESA, inspiring consumer confidence.
It also aims to promote and guide collaboration between key stakeholders engaged in the design and manufacture of ESAs, including Electric Vehicle chargepoints.
Making a timely and practical difference to emerging technologies
The ESA Programme has started to deliver the following benefits:
Servicing a consumer base hungry for growth
The market for energy smart appliances is maturing at a rapid rate.
50% of energy demand is from the domestic and commercial sectorsFind out more
30% reduction in energy costs through transitioning to a smart homeFind out more
300% increase in next five years in number of homes having smart energy devicesFind out more
$89 billion estimated value of the smart energy devices market by 2027Find out more
Driving sustainability for society
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