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Flexibible energy demand and the future

Posted on 26/2/2019
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As well as supporting residents to use electricity and gas more efficiently in their homes, we are working hard to find out more about how energy in the home may change for residents on Glasgow’s southside in the future.

We are holding a public event in East Pollokshields to explain more about how energy may be supplied in the future. At the event we will be recruiting some residents to participate in further research, about the impact of this.

South Seeds is looking for 20 people, in the G41 and G42 area, who have large electricity demand at home to ask them some questions about their home electricity use for our research.  This will involve a short home visit and a follow on phone call. Each participant selected for the research project will receive £100 for taking part. Participants will need to have either storage heating, an immersion hot water heater or another very large electricity load at home.

You can find out if you are eligible to take part in the research project at the event on Monday 4 March at Pollokshields Community Centre. Drop in between 3 and 5pm and speak to a South Seeds member of staff to find out if you can sign up for the research.

If you complete the research process, we can either pay the £100 directly in to your bank account or give it to you as high street vouchers.

It is our understanding that time of energy use in the home will become linked to price. It may be that people, who can be more flexible about when they use energy at home, will be able to pay less or if there are local constraints on the grid at peak times, sign up to schemes where cash payments are offered to turn off appliances on request. If you want to find out more about how this may work and when this may happen on the southside, come along to the event. There will also be food and hot drinks at the event.

PUBLIC EVENT: Flexible energy demand and the future

Monday 4 March, 3-5pm. Pollokshields Community Centre, 15 Kenmure St, G41 2NT

Need more information now? Get in contact by email flexibility@southseeds.org or call the South Seeds office on 0141 636 3959 and ask to speak to Martin.

Find out more about this project: This research is part of a larger project funded by Nesta and in partnership with Community Energy Scotland and Carbon Co-op to find out more, see… www.nesta.org.uk/feature/sharelab-scotland-meet-grantees/energy-community-aggregator-service-ecas/