Receive funding for changing your energy demands

Latest Update:

Thursday 8 August 

The SSEN Roadshow is visiting Cornerstone Arts Centre, Didcot between 10am and 3pm.

Laura Hawkins and Charlie Edwards from Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN)  will be visiting the Drayton Constraint Zone and will be available for drop-ins, visits or phone calls with potential local delivery partners. Laura and Charlie will be advising on seed funding support and applications, timescales, flexibility payments and possible technologies to install.

Paul Kemp from the Greater South East Energy Hub will be with the roadshow and can advise on other sources of support.

More information is available in the workshop notes below.


Original Article

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) is working with fuel poverty charity National Energy Action (NEA) on a new initiative where organisations and communities can receive payments for changing their energy demands. This is as an alternative to upgrading cables and substations.

Social Constraint Managed Zones (SCMZ) Where funding for changing energy demands is available.
Social Constraint Managed Zones (SCMZ) South Oxfordshire around Didcot and Cholsey

How could I change my energy demands?

SSEN are looking for anything that decreases or changes energy demands. This could include installation of LED lighting, battery storage or utilising variable rate electricity tariffs or any of the options below.

  • Reducing your peak demand
  • Time shifting your electricity consumption or
  • Reducing your overall demand

You do not need to be an expert to get involved in this project. There is seed funding and expert advice available for proposals and support available throughout the tender process.

How do I get more information on this project?

Read the full leaflet from SSEN.

Ask questions, find out more and meet potential partners at the upcoming workshop.  Register to attend.

Match Making Workshop Thursday 4th July 2019 10am-3.30pm
Reading Museum, Blagrave Street, Reading, RG1 1QH

SSEN do have the capacity to arrange individual meetings with interested partners who can’t make it to the workshop, so please contact NEA ASAP if anyone would like to take up that opportunity.