STEP UP Cities’ Innovative Projects - Glasgow
Demand Side Management
The Demand Side Management project from the City of Glasgow is a technical project where new techniques and equipment are introduced in public and commercial buildings in order to reduce energy consumption and peak loads in the power grid. By enhancing energy efficiency in buildings through optimised control and automated energy management, the project addresses the future dilemma of energy security and supply. The project will be finalised in 2016.
District heating schemes and ESCo
District heating schemes and ESCo in Glasgow is a technical/organisational project, aiming to develop the city’s district heating networks through a city-owned Energy Service Company (ESCo). Fuel poverty and CO2 emissions are targeted by this cross-sector project which primarily integrates the energy, building and waste sectors. Currently, the ESCo is being developed and will be formed in winter 2015. The implementation of the ESCo will be finalised by 2018, but the development of the planned district heating schemes will not be completed until 2020.