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. 

WPD expands its flexibility offering

The 184MW will be spread across 17 zones, all of which have a need within 2019/2020. WPD has also signposted ongoing needs to 2023/2024.

WPD have launched a postcode checker to to help interested parties determine if they have a suitable site within the zones, and a guide to show if prospective businesses or households have assets that meet their technical requirements. 

WPD’s network strategy manager, Ben Godfrey, said: “This latest round of procurement sees our flexibility requirement grow significantly and now includes parts of Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly. 

“We’ll also be working alongside Centrica on the Cornwall Local Energy Market which will allow us to see how market platforms can help increase the visibility of flexibility services by different parties and avoid problems when more than one party uses services in the same area.” 

The procurement timeline is as follows:

  • 1 July – Flexibility zones published
  • 12 August – Invitation to tender (ITT) issued to all participants who have registered their interest and passed a pre-qualification stage
  • 20 September – ITT deadline
  • 7 October – Procurement results.

WPD have said that several new zones will also be released for procurement in January next year. 


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