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London, United Kingdom, 2013/08/13 - Nesta’s Centre for Challenge Prizes, in partnership with National Physical Laboratory’s Centre for Carbon Measurement, will present its Dynamic Demand Challenge Prize on a live webinar on Engerati this week - Engerati.com.
Nesta has issued a challenge to the utility sector to create a new product, technology or service that utilises data to significantly improve the ability of households or small businesses to demonstrate measurable reduction in carbon emissions by shifting energy demand to off peak times or towards excess renewable generation. Nesta is a UK-based independent charity with a mission to help people and organisations bring great ideas to life.
More information will be made available on Wednesday, 14 August, 11h30 GMT, during the webinar on Engerati (engerati.com), a leading online platform for the smart energy community. A final award of £50,000 will be made to the entry that demonstrates the most significant impact (measured by NPL's Centre for Carbon Measurement) within the challenge time frame.
Chairing this webinar will be Helen Goulden, Nesta’s Executive Director, Innovation Lab.
Other speakers involved in the webinar discussion include:
• Tom Burke, Founding Director of E3G, Environmental Policy advisor and visiting lecturer Imperial College (Keynote)
• Jane Burston, Director, NPL’s Centre for Carbon Measurement (Lead partner scientific verification)
• Neil Rowley, Procurement Manager, National Grid (sponsor)
• Dr Franka Birke, Climate KIC (European Partner)
According to Nesta: “the prize will support the development of innovative solutions that will increase the potential of demand side response management which will have a positive impact on current load balancing and capacity issues. These should be solutions with commercial market potential. The solutions should also make it easier for consumers at household and small business level to shift their demand, potentially, without having to take action which requires significant change in behaviour.”