The government has committed up to £8.8 million to develop innovative approaches to energy management using smart meter data, tailored to the needs of smaller non-domestic sites. The Non-Domestic Smart Energy Management Innovation Competition (NDSEMIC) aims to drive innovation in the energy services market in 3 priority non-domestic sectors:
The competition will help such non-domestic organisations cut their energy costs and be more energy efficient, enabling them to boost productivity and contribute to UK emissions reduction targets. It will also develop and strengthen the market for energy management products and services for smaller non-domestic sites, including both independent businesses and chains.
The programme finishes in January 2020 at which point it is hoped that the competition will have created commercially viable propositions.
As part of the programme there is a parallel ongoing Research and Evaluation Programme (REP) which aims to generate a wide-ranging evidence base to determine "what works" in terms of non-domestic engagement with smart meter data, specifying how and why. This work is being carried out by The Carbon Trust, in association with IPSOS-Mori.
For further information about NDSEMIC please go to https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/non-domestic-smart-energy-management-innovation-competition