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Nesta’s Centre for Challenge Prizes, in partnership with National Physical Laboratory’s Centre for Carbon Measurement are pleased to present the Dynamic Demand Challenge Prize.We are seeking innovations that shift electricity demand to off peak times, make better use of renewable generation and help reduce carbon emissions.

The Challenge is now closed for entries. 

Seventy six exciting entries were received and have been shortlisted to FIVE amazing Finalists, following a 36 hour Hackathon hosted by Imperial College. The Finalists’ ideas are showcased below.

Got something to say about Dynamic Demand? Why not submit a blog post or write a comment. With expert backing from the National Grid and Imperial College London, we’re excited to spotlight real potential in Dynamic Demand.

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Hestia powered by Demand Shaper

PBoait - 22.08.2013

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Exergy Devices have a successful history of innovation in domestic energy management.  Our smart heating control project, WattBox, generated...

Exergy Devices have a successful history of innovation in domestic energy management.  Our smart heating control project, WattBox, generated significant IP for the company and was acquired in 2011 by AlertMe, and now forms part of Hive Active Heating, the British Gas smart home device.

Our new product, Hestia, is a smart home controller specifically designed for electrically-heated homes, and could save these households over £200 per year. Using our Demand Shaper technology, Hestia implements a time-shifting algorithm to subtly alter domestic heating schedules in a way which gives precedence to the consumer’s comfort but is able to modulate electricity demand according to the needs of electricity suppliers, or National Grid.

Our technology offers clear financial, comfort, and convenience benefits to households while providing a valuable service to our increasingly strained and vulnerable national power grid.

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