Elexon, the entity tasked with delivering the UK’s balancing and settlement code, has opened the market entry process for independent aggregators.
Ørsted has completed its maiden standalone, large-scale battery storage installation, a 20MW project near Liverpool.
The capacity market is rapidly becoming “outdated” after the latest auction failed to secure capacity and value for new technologies like energy storage, which is now in “a state of flux” following changes to de-rating factors.
Projects supporting markets for flexibility have been endorsed by Ofgem within the regulator’s Network Innovation Competition (NIC).
National Grid has confirmed an overhaul of the grid balancing markets it operates, pledging to “rationalise” products such as frequency response and operating reserve.
UK system operator National Grid and Reactive Technologies have claimed to have continuously measured and monitored grid stability for the first time.