Below is a list of policy documents and consultations that CEE is considering making responses to (listed in date order of responses required). Draft responses will be added to this page for member comments. If you would like to input into any of our responses, please email us.

Call for Evidence on Energy Performance Certificates

BEIS is seeking evidence on how EPCs are currently performing against quality, availability and encouraging action to improve energy efficiency. They also outline suggestions for improvement and ask for views about the relative impact of the ideas listed, and how they might be implemented to best effect. Deadline Friday 19 October. If any members are submitting a response, please email us.

Upgrading Our Energy System: Progress Update on Smart Systems and Flexibility Plan

Ofgem and BEIS have published an update on progress towards the actions set out in the Smart Systems and Flexibility Plan (published July 2017), outlining forward priorities. The Plan sets out 29 actions related to:

  • Removing barriers to smart technologies, including storage
  • Enabling smart homes and business, and
  • Making markets work for flexibility.

They are seeking views on which actions should be prioritised as well as key research and innovation funding needs. Although community energy is not specifically addressed in the Progress Update (other than engaging community organisations), many of the actions will impact on and present opportunities for community energy e.g. through small-scale storage, smart meters, electric vehicles, protecting consumers, demand side response and network charging.

The Progress Update can be accessed here.

Deadline for comments 14 January. CEE will be submitting a response.