If you are in the area, sign up to register your interest
The next steps will be a basic survey and small group meetings starting in the next few weeks.
Please tell you friend and neighbours.
What can you shift?
We are developing a home energy management system but it wont be able to control all your appliances from day 1. There are some simple ways of shifting load however, for example: using batteries that are already part of appliances or a delayed start function of dishwashers, washing machines etc.
We would like you ideas. Please send any ideas to the following questions to firstname.lastname@example.org:
1. What appliances have a delayed start time so you could delay its start time until the price of power is cheap?
2. What appliances have a battery that could be used during times of high power (e.g. laptop)?
3. Which appliances would you like to be able to control automatically?
Around and about
Energy Local spoke at the Community Energy Market Conference on the 29th January in Bath. It was good to see the mix of people who attended and range of ideas. Our slides are on our download page.
Hopefully we will see some of you at ‘Power Up the North’ on 26th February where we are running a workshop.