WPD publishes new flexibility requirements

WPD publishes new flexibility requirements

Western Power Distribution (WPD) has published its intention to procure 93.4MW of new demand response services via its Flexible Power brand.

The 93.4MW is across 12 zones which all have a need within 2019/20. WPD has also signposted ongoing needs to 2023/24. 

Full details of the requirements in each zone have been published on the Flexible Power website, www.flexiblepower.co.uk. The information includes: zone locations, which months each zone needs flexibility, the required availability windows and the MWhs needed within each month.

WPD's network strategy manager Ben Godfrey said: "Our 2019 demand response requirements cement our commitment to offering network solutions that put flexibility first. 

"Through our Flexible Power website we are continuing to provide clear and reliable visibility of our needs so potential participants can have certainty around the value available to them." 

A procurement timeline has also been published;

  • 4 February - flexibility zones were published
  • 19 March - ITT issued to all participants who have registered their interest and passed a pre-qualification stage
  • 22 April - ITT deadline
  • 13 May - Procurement results.

Potential participants need to register their interest by responding to WPD's procurement notice which is available here: https://rfxxp.westernpower.co.uk/ECE.

The Flexible Power team will be holding a number of information events to assist interested parties with the process over the course of February and March.

WPD is committed to rolling out Flexible Power across its network, further zones will be released for procurement in July 2019.


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