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Research - current state of ripple control technology for domestic electric hot water heating

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RFx ID : 22125699
Tender Name : Research - current state of ripple control technology for domestic electric hot water heating
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Open Date : Friday, 20 December 2019 1:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)
Close Date : Thursday, 30 January 2020 12:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)
Tender Type : Request for Proposals (RFP)
Tender Coverage : Sole Agency  [?]
Categories :
  • 32000000 - Electronic Components and Supplies
  • 39000000 - Electrical Systems and Lighting and Components and Accessories and Supplies
  • 80000000 - Management and Business Professionals and Administrative Services
  • 81000000 - Engineering and Research and Technology Based Services
Regions:
  • New Zealand
Exemption Reason : None
Required Pre-qualifications : None
Contact : Geoff Carter, Tender Administrator
applications@eeca.govt.nz
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Overview

This opportunity is investigating ripple control and other associated technologies for domestic electric hot water heating and storage in New Zealand. This will help to provide insight into the current state of play regarding the application and use of ripple control technology.

We are seeking suitable Respondents to assist EECA by undertaking research into the current state of play with electric hot water load management from ripple control in New Zealand.

The main objective of this research is to provide a better understanding of the current state of ripple control for domestic electric hot water heating, with a focus on a selection of electricity distribution businesses as case studies, the cost profile of ripple control technology, trends and developments for uptake and investment (or lack thereof) and alternative technologies being trialed or piloted for use in NZ. It will also require perspective of changes and the near future, of where hot water load management is now in NZ and its relevance under shifting technology and operating contexts (e.g. wireless network technologies, internet of things).

We would expect from this a detailed understanding of the current state of play for ripple control in New Zealand that provides a credible and useful evidence base to inform future work in electricity peak demand and residential hot water load management.