Flexitricity is to launch a demand side response (DSR) trial at Jones Food Company’s production plant in Scunthorpe.
Flexitricity has partnered with eight organisations on a new trial which it says holds the potential to “revolutionise the demand side response industry”.
National Grid has this week launched a new ‘Distributed Resource Desk’ in its control room, enabling the Electricity System Operator (ESO) to allow smaller market players to participate much faster.
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.
The balancing and frequency markets will double in value by 2030 as the evolution of the power market creates £6 billion of investment opportunity for battery storage and other flexible and distributed generation assets.
Andy Lowe, head of business development at Flexitricity, explains the risks and rewards of navigating the Balancing Mechanism as the aggregator prepares to take third party assets into the market.
Scottish Power has submitted a proposal to extend recently introduced battery de-rating factors in the Capacity Market to storage included in demand side response bids in what has been described as the latest attack on the battery market.
Flexitricity has successfully secured gas and electricity supply licences from Ofgem, giving the demand response aggregator the green light to enter the balancing mechanism.