A new market for negawatts

June 2015
A new market for negawatts
In June 2014, the government announced an electricity demand reduction pilot scheme, allowing energy saving schemes to compete alongside generation schemes to ensure capacity at peak times. The pilot followed two years of Green Alliance’s advocacy on negawatts, discussed with the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) ahead of the scheme’s launch.

The Treasury used the findings of our 2015 report Getting more from less to inform its own plans to realise the potential of negawatts in the UK electricity market. The government subsequently approved the second phase of its electricity demand reduction pilot scheme in June 2015.

Read our reports:
Creating a market for electricity savings
The power of negawatts
​Kickstarting the negawatts market

Getting more from less​: realising the potential of negawatts in the UK electricity market