Flexibility providers sprung into action late last week after Britain’s interconnector suffered a trip, causing around 1GW of capacity to fall off the system.
Elexon, the entity tasked with delivering the UK’s balancing and settlement code, has opened the market entry process for independent aggregators.
The upcoming publication of the Association for Decentralised Energy’s (ADE) Demand Side Response Code of Conduct has sparked discussion over whether the voluntary nature of participation will be enough to ensure good working practices.
Ofgem has approved a regulation change that will allow parties without a supply licence to participate in the Balancing Mechanism as part of preparations for the Great Britain’s involvement in a Europe-wide energy balancing platform.
European energy major Eneco has acquired a minority stake in Germany’s Next Kraftwerke, which operates one of Europe’s largest virtual power plants.