Beama has pledged full support for the review of the market frameworks and associated policy for a smart flexible energy systems, stating that the consultation is a good step in the right direction to establishing a value proposition for all parties involved in delivering the market for flexibility, including the end consumer.
In the launch for the call for evidence, Greg Clark affirmed the need to maximise the ability of consumers to play an active role in managing their energy needs.
Commenting on Beama’s response, Dr Howard Porter (Beama CEO) said “Beama members are already delivering solutions into the market that will empower consumers to manage their energy better and more efficiently. The innovation I have witnessed in our sector over the past few years has been unprecedented and I have no doubt we are entering into a period of significant change for the whole energy market. Innovation spend over the past 5 years has ensured market momentum for smart devices and technologies, and arguably positioned the UK as leading the European and international agenda.
“However, we need to exploit this momentum with robust export policy support as well as collaboration and support for standardisation work. This will lead to the development of integrated energy systems, and establish the unique UK IP formed off the back of innovation trials into international standards, thus expanding export potential for UK companies. This is a huge growth area and the Beama board fully endorses the support from BEIS and Ofgem to get to grips with this agenda and involve industry in developing a market led approach.”