Unlocking the potential of residential electricity consumer engagement with Demand Response

The potential of Demand Response (DR) technologies and services for residential consumers has drawn increased attention in recent years. This arises within the context of UK Government ambitions - for a secure, affordable, efficient and low carbon energy system - combined with potentially huge opportunities for rapid technological change supporting smart and flexible power.

This Energy Futures Lab briefing paper will assess the evidence base for residential consumer engagement with electricity demand response technologies and services and to draw lessons for the UK context. It will aim to relate findings to specific topical issues such as: the implications for increasing UK energy consumer engagement generally; supplier testing of engagement measures; and the commercialization of DR-related technologies.

During the preparation for the briefing paper Energy Futures Lab produced a Scoping Note on the topic.