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Queen Margaret University

Queen Margaret University (1)

November 2019

Energy & Renewables

Rooftop solar PV, energy storage and demand side response


Financial adviser

QMPF is delighted to have advised Queen Margaret University on the financial and commercial opportunities for both the installation of rooftop solar PV and storage in its student residence buildings and also the provision of demand side response (“DSR”) services from its wider energy infrastructure.

The University wished to assess the potential for the installation of rooftop solar PV and energy storage to provide low carbon electricity and offset grid imports in its nine student residence buildings.  QMPF modelled the possible savings from such a scheme using technical information and half hourly meter data provided the University.  We also advised on potential business models and contracting structures available to deliver such a project and the interaction that these might have with existing funding arrangements. 

In addition, the University wished to determine the potential for generating additional value from its existing energy infrastructure via the provision of DSR services.  QMPF conducted a soft market testing exercise with selected aggregators and advised the University on potential options, including contracting structure, market appetite and services (including demand management, ancillary services and capacity provision

For further information contact

QMPF LLP, Excel House, 30 Semple Street, Edinburgh EH3 8BL
+44 (0)131 222 2600

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