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CLNR regional stakeholder forum

(3 June 2013)

The Customer Led Network Revolution held its regional stakeholder forum at the Centre for Life in Newcastle upon Tyne on 21st May. The DEI is a key collaborator in the project which is the UK’s biggest smart grid project.

On Tuesday 21st May 2013 the 2013 Customer Led Network Revolution (CLNR) regional stakeholder forum was held at the Centre for Life in Newcastle upon Tyne. The event, entitled; ‘Switch on to the Customer-Led Network Revolution and help us to create a smarter powergrid’, was a resounding success.

Key members of the CLNR team from Durham University, Northern Powergrid, British Gas and National Energy Action presented the latest project findings to an audience of approximately sixty delegates which included Ofgem and ENA, as well as other DNOs, academic institutions and important regional stakeholders like Narec, and Newcastle and Durham City Councils.

The event focused on the ‘Customer-Led’ aspect of the project and covered topics like;

  • How CLNR recruited more than 12,000 domestic and business customers to take part in its on-going trials; and
  • How consumers have adapted their behaviour and energy usage in response to incentives and interventions like time of use tariffs and demand side response. 

To view the presentations from the day visit the CLNR website’s project library. Feedback from the delegates is being collated and will be circulated to the project team in due course.

Preparations for the 2013 national stakeholder event which will be held in July are now underway, for more information on this please contact Emma Wilson, LCNF Communications Advisor at emma.wilson@northernpowergrid.com or call 0191 229 4246.

The DEI is a key collaborator in the project.

For further information on CLNR, the UK’s biggest smart grid project, please visit www.dur.ac.uk/dei/research/projects/clnr/