demand side response
Technology & Operations
WPD expands its flexibility offering
Western Power Distribution (WPD) has announced its intention to procure a further 184MW of demand response services across numerous zones on its network.
Electricity North West announces partnership with GridBeyond
Electricity North West (Construction and Maintenance) has announced a partnership with GridBeyond to provide demand side response (DSR) and intelligent energy service technologies to more than 900 businesses in its area.
The launch last year of the Government-backed Smart Systems and Flexibility Plan was a milestone on the road to a smarter energy system in the UK. The plan outlined the way in which continued decarbonisation of the economy and greater adoption of renewable energy could be supported by energy storage and demand side response (DSR) services. Ben Hargreaves reports.
Biogas generation firm expands into flexibility
Ylem Energy Ltd (formerly ENER-G Natural Power) has announced that it is expanding its business into providing flexible generation, large-scale energy storage and demand-side response systems.
Providing network flexibility
As the energy system transitions from distribution network operator (DNO) to distribution system operator (DSO), the question of demand side response (DSR) is on everyone's lips. Factory 4.0 is the banner for work to make the manufacturing and production environment more intelligent, with data capture and analytics, and helping to make commercial DSR a reality. Dr Rachael Taljaard, senior consultant at Smarter Grid Solutions, asks: is it cost effective or even realistic to alter manufacturing processes?
ADE launches voluntary DSR Code of Conduct
The Association for Decentralised Energy (ADE), in collaboration with demand side response (DSR) aggregators, has published a voluntary Code of Conduct ahead of the launch of a Code Compliance Scheme early next year.
EV project recognised by Ofgem
Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) has been awarded a discretionary reward of £300,000 from Ofgem's Low Carbon Networks Fund for its My Electric Avenue project.
Flexitricity secures £20m in savings over a decade of smart grid operations
Flexitricity has generated more than £20 million in savings for UK businesses over 10 years of smart grid operations.
Energy consumers continue to shape market
The growing influence of energy consumers on shaping the UK energy market and safeguarding its continued security is leading a seismic shift across the industry, according to the founder of leading demand side response (DSR) aggregator, Flexitricity.
Keeping the lights on
Network speaks to Sotiris Georgiopoulos, head of smart grid development, UK Power Networks.
Enel takes over Enernoc in $250m deal
A US subsidiary of Italian utility firm Enel has taken full ownership of the demand-side response provider Enernoc after purchasing all outstanding shares in the company for $250 million (£193 million).
Policy & Regulation
Maxine Frerk: Letter from America
Maxine Frerk on this summer's Grid Edge World Forum
Consultations are damaging investor confidence in storage
New and smaller participants of the demand side response market are struggling to voice their views on the necessary changes to network charging.
District energy scheme to get £1m boost from DSR
The Gateshead District Energy Scheme is to receive a £1 million boost from providing demand side response (DSR) to National Grid through a new partnership with demand response company Flexitricity.
Innovation, technology & operations
Delivering demand response
Battery storage is the perfect technology to enable widespread use of demand response and a stable power grid argues Simon Daniel.
Strategy & Management
DSR hampered by fear of disruption
Ninety per cent of businesses would provide demand side response (DSR) if it did not adversely affect their operations.
DSR is ‘fanciful nonsense’, says union
GMB has slammed National Grid as being “naively complacent” over its intention to use demand-side response (DSR) to avoid blackouts, and has called for the company to be stripped of its system operator role.
WPD to reveal generation mix to customers
Western Power Distribution is to provide its customers with more information on the generation mix of electricity supplied in their area to improve customer relations and boost engagement with demand side response.
BEIS could boost electricity efficiency savings
Bringing together energy and business in one department could boost electrical efficiency savings particularly from the industrial sector.
Businesses can bridge electricity capacity gap by 2020
Independent access to the wholesale market and the balancing mechanism for demand-side response would help businesses bridge the electricity capacity gap by 2020.