Home Response: supporting smart energy use in London

The Mayor wants to make London a zero-carbon city by 2050. To do this, we need new ways to heat and power London’s homes and workplaces.

That’s where Home Response comes in. It is a two-year pilot, part of our Energy for Londoners programme, which will test flexible energy solutions in around 160 London homes. This includes using solar panels with battery storage technology and electricity for heating water. 

About the project

Home Response will also help households to better manage their energy use to save cash and get low carbon power. 

The programme will:

  • let householders learn new ways to generate, use and store energy
  • offer energy advice and benefits checks
  • help with energy tariff reviews and switching 
  • install basic energy efficiency measures (like LED bulbs)
  • help households applying for energy efficiency grants and schemes  

All this will help reduce householders’ energy bills and cut carbon. 

Once households have joined the scheme, project partners Moixa will sell the energy generated, collect payments from network operators, and send households their share. 

The project will be finished by March 2021. We’ll share the results after this. We want Home Response to kick-start demand from more homes and businesses for smarter, more flexible approaches to generating, using and storing electricity.

Project partners

Home Response is run with Element Energy, Moixa, Repowering London, UK Power Networks (UKPN), London boroughs and Housing Associations. It is funded by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).