flexibility services

Electricity North West announces flexibility requirements

Strategy & Management

Electricity North West announces flexibility requirements

Electricity North West, the region's electricity distribution network operator, has announced its flexibility requirements.

Orkney in new flex trial after £1.6m funding win

Technology & Operations

Orkney in new flex trial after £1.6m funding win

Technology company Electron is the lead partner in a project to develop a multi-product flexibility exchange that has won £1.6m in the Flex Competition run by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

Flex uptake needs tougher targets, warns Energy UK

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Flex uptake needs tougher targets, warns Energy UK

Progress on unleashing the potential of network flexibility has been "slow and patchy" and the UK risks failing to make the most of the opportunity, warns a new report published this week by Energy UK.

2020  vision: Siemens’ outlook on the next 12 months

Gas

2020 vision: Siemens’ outlook on the next 12 months

Will 2020 be a turning point on the road to net-zero? Energy systems specialist Siemens, headed by GB chief executive Carl Ennis, looks ahead to advances in generation, off-grid networks, electric vehicle uptake and corporate transparency.

WPD launches largest ever flex auction for 334MW

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WPD launches largest ever flex auction for 334MW

Western Power Distribution (WPD) is to procure 334MW of flexibility across its network through channels including the Piclo platform, the Cornwall Local Energy Market and WPD's own Flexible Power brand.

A collaborative approach to delivering DSOs

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A collaborative approach to delivering DSOs

Han Xu, research and design engineer at the University of Strathclyde's Power Networks Demonstration Centre (PNDC), on its unique capabilities to support the need for a flexible network.

Northern Powergrid goes Dutch in 100 MW auction

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Northern Powergrid goes Dutch in 100 MW auction

Distribution Network Operator (DNO) Northern Powergrid has announced plans for a flexibility auction - covering generation, storage and demand-side response - using an e-auction platform and a "dynamic purchasing" methodology.

UKPN unveils flexibility tender across 115 sites

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UKPN unveils flexibility tender across 115 sites

UK Power Networks (UKPN) has launched what is believed to be the UK's largest ever tender for flexibility services and storage, highlighting 115 sites where renewables could boost network capacity and reduce costs for customers.

Europe-wide survey scores GB low on electricity system flexibility

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Europe-wide survey scores GB low on electricity system flexibility

Great Britain ranks eighth out of nine northern European countries in attracting and facilitating investment in electricity system flexibility, says a new industry report published by the Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology (REA).

Flexibility platforms could launch smarter networks

Policy & Regulation

Flexibility platforms could launch smarter networks

Flexibility is the buzzword of our times, but it may ring hollow to the "flex provider" that just misses out on a DNO contract. Elexon chief executive Mark Bygraves explains its proposal for new online marketplaces that will allow buyers and sellers to trade with full flexibility.

First live trades on Cornwall’s local energy market platform

Technology & Operations

First live trades on Cornwall’s local energy market platform

Centrica has announced a key milestone in its mission to build a cloud-enabled local energy market (LEM) for Cornwall, after both Western Power Distribution - in its role as a Distribution System Operator (DSO) - and the National Grid ESO procured flexibility through the online portal.

Work on second Arlington Energy battery storage site gets underway

Gas

Work on second Arlington Energy battery storage site gets underway

Arlington Energy is expanding its existing 1GW UK portfolio of energy storage and gas peaker projects with a new battery site.

WPD expands its flexibility offering

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. 

UKPN announces flexibility tender results

Power

UKPN announces flexibility tender results

UK Power Networks has announced the results of a tender to procure flexible energy services.

SSEN and NEA to help communities benefit from flexible energy solutions

Power

SSEN and NEA to help communities benefit from flexible energy solutions

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) is joining forces with National Energy Action (NEA) to work with and fund communities to build a smarter, more energy efficient electricity system.

SSEN announce plans to devise methodology to support neutrality

Customers

SSEN announce plans to devise methodology to support neutrality

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) will work with Frontier Economics to devise a method that supports its role as a neutral market facilitator of a smarter, low-carbon and flexible electricity network.

UKPN to spend £12m on flexibility services

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UKPN to spend £12m on flexibility services

UK Power Networks is committing £12 million in funding for flexibility services across the South East and East of England.