- Summary Report on flexibility assessments undertaken on Oxford City Council leisure buildings
Summary Report of the flexibility assessments undertaken on Oxford City Council leisure buildings
This report draws out and interprets what was learned from the experience of assessing flexibility (rather than giving technical details and specific information about Council assets, except where relevant to the learning. The technical detail has been provided by Consortio Ltd to Oxford City Council).
These interpretations are important because it adds to Project LEO’s evidence base on the challenges to participating in energy markets (local or national) that are faced by organisations where energy is not their core business.
This report is expected to be of interest to other Local Authorities or public sector organisations as it provides insights which could be directly relevant and transferable to their own flexibility journey. However its primary audience is intended to be organisations who can support enablement of assets (e.g. Building Management System providers/installers, and assessment consultants), those who support participation in the markets (e.g. aggregators, or those providing services to support delivery of flexibility), and those who set standards (e.g. regulators or policy makers).
It is hoped that the insights in this report will help provide information and evidence that prompts consideration in the energy sector of how to more effectively support public sector assets entering flexibility markets.
In particular, its suggested these considerations extend to what types of commercial services that third parties could usefully offer to the public sector to overcome barriers to entry, and the need for common standards.
21st February 2023
Ruth Harris - Oxford City Council