Technology Collaboration Programme

Task 19 – Micro Demand Response and Energy Saving

Task 19 – Micro Demand Response and Energy Saving


Task 19 investigated the implementation of TOU pricing, remote/automatic demand switching and energy end use monitoring for SME and residential customers so as to quantify the costs, benefits and business viability of such measures from the System Operator, Demand Balancing and energy saving perspectives.

Specific objectives of Task 19 were to: Define DR and Energy Saving products to meet System Operator, Supplier, Government and Customer requirements.

Achieved Results

The Task:

  • Identified, developed and defined packages of DR and energy saving service products for residential and SME customers, based on EUMF, TOU pricing and demand control to meet the above requirements;
  • Developed mechanisms to deliver DR and energy saving service products;
  • Evaluated how ESSP/DAG businesses can provide DR and energy saving service products for residential and SME customers;
  • Developed ESSP/DAG routes to market for residential and SME customers;
  • Made an overall assessment of common ground and technologies to be shared with smart metering infrastructure;
  • Estimated incremental costs of implementation of product delivery systems
  • Quantified the business case for the provision of DR and Energy Saving products.

Participants learnt how to:

  • understand the advantages and disadvantages of TOU pricing, Demand Response and demand disaggregation and feedback for residential and SME customers in competitive energy markets;
  • gain an independent view of technology and benefits available for TOU pricing and demand disaggregation
  • quantify the value and technologies for end use monitoring and feedback, Time of Use Pricing and DR to customers and its potential for achieving DSM objectives;
  • develop national policies to encourage time of use metering, pricing and demand disaggregation within competitive energy markets;
  • understand the role of demand side participation in energy markets through the use of DSB/DR programmes and mechanisms;
  • quantify the need for time of use metering or developed profile metering in order to validate DSB/DR implementation;
  • quantify infrastructure needs for alternative load control options and savings calculations;
  • understand the contribution that Dynamic DR can have on the improving the utilisation of wind generation capacity.


France, Finland, Greece, India, Netherlands, Spain and United Kingdom

Task Duration: January 2009 – March 2010


United KingdomOperating AgentLinda Hull
United KingdomOperating AgentBarry Watson
United KingdomOperating AgentJohn Baker
FinlandNational ExpertPekka Koponen
FranceNational ExpertFrédéric Rosenstein
FranceNational ExpertSarah Dukan
GreeceNational ExpertEvangelos Karakatsanis
IndiaNational ExpertA.K. Asthana
NetherlandsNational ExpertEise Spijker
SpainNational ExpertCarmen Rodriguez Villagarcia
SpainNational ExpertSusana Bañares
United KingdomNational ExpertJen Carter


Task 19: Evaluating the Business Case for Micro Demand Response and Energy Savings

Task 19: Requirements and Options for Effective Delivery

Task 19 Final Management Report

Task 19 Flyer

Annex 19 Legal Text