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Ofgem invests £24.26m in Low Carbon London project

1 Dec 2010

Ofgem has awarded £24.26m to UK Power Networks’ Low Carbon London project, which will aim to make the country’s capital more energy efficient between January 2011 and June 2014.

Project participant energy management solution provider EnerNOC will provide demand response services and its DemandSMART application to commercial, institutional and industrial energy users in the city.

‘Demand response is a proven and scalable solution to create more efficient and reliable electricity networks,’ said EnerNOC president David Brewster.

‘We are excited to assist UK Power Networks and the city of London to adopt best practices in active network management and achieve ambitious sustainability goals that will help lead the UK toward a low carbon energy future.’

In addition to incorporating demand-side management resources into the electricity grid, the Low Carbon London project is designed to facilitate the adoption of electric vehicles, heat pumps, micro-generation and smart meter installations.

As one of several partners selected by UK Power Networks, EnerNOC will draw on its experience and growing network of commercial, institutional, and industrial sites to provide demand response capacity for the duration of the project.

UK Power Networks provides power to a quarter of the UK’s population through its electricity distribution networks in London, as well as the south-east and east of England.

‘The success of this bid is tremendous news for sustainability in London,’ said UK Power Networks CEO Basil Scarsella.

‘It means we can start developing an electricity network that not only supports London’s existing and planned low carbon strategies, but can also accommodate the many different demands on the network we will face in 2020.’

EnerNOC provides demand response and energy efficiency applications throughout the UK and US.

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