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Core4Grid

The Core4Grid project is proving market viability and customer acceptance of our future flexible grid.

Working with industry partners, geo are leading a BEIS funded consortium  that’s enabling domestic demand-side-response through our Hybrid Home™ in 24 UK homes.

Power up with the hybrid home

To inform the Core4Grid trial, geo identified five market and technological solutions to be tested:

1. Household half-hour ‘spot price’ tariffs, so homeowners can charge when it’s cheapest

2. The right to sell excess generation, on an open market and be paid a fair rate

3. Access to suppliers, where stored energy can be sold when not needed at home

4. A marketplace for (Demand Side Response) DSR services, where participating households get fairly paid

5. An intelligent management system that optimises all this, so homeowners can relax and let the technology do the work.

About the Core4Grid project

geo set itself three challenges to address in the project

1. Demonstrate that domestic flexible grid technology is ready to deploy affordably, with a net economic benefit realisable at scale.

2. Demonstrate that households are positive about becoming active consumers (automatically participating in demand flexibility) via their Core Energy Brain.

3. Demonstrate that aggregated Hybrid Homes provide flexibility; reliably and at scale in key stress areas.

To achieve this, BEIS and project partners are funding industrial research to:

3 research areas in support of Core4Grid

  • Design & Build – Policy framework, consumer proposition, technical architecture
  • Test & Improve – Economic viability, technology readiness, consumer acceptance
  • Spread the word of greater flexibility – A smarter, greener, more affordable future

Our early recommendations to industry can be found here.

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Whether you would like to arrange your own trial, join our mailing list or would like to join forces to help shape the future flexible grid, then why not get in touch?

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Partners

We couldn’t do it alone, so we assembled a World-leading consortium, in flexibility markets and domestic energy delivery.