Cleantech company Mixergy has raised £3.6 million to continue its rollout of hot water tanks used for firm frequency response (FFR).
Ofgem’s investigation into National Grid's Electricity System Operator (ESO) is to continue in light of the 9 August blackout, with the regulator recommending a review into the Security and Quality of Supply Standard (SQSS).
Flexibility providers have welcomed the firm frequency response (FFR) auction prices for January announced this week, which were again high.
National Grid Electricity System Operator (ESO) is launching a new, faster-acting frequency response mechanism to help manage the flow of energy around the grid.
Moixa is to launch a new virtual power plant (VPP) comprising solar batteries and electric vehicles, set to provide frequency response services to the Irish transmission system operator (TSO).
Centrica is to absorb “thousands” of residential hot water tanks into its virtual power plant (VPP) to provide flexibility to the grid.
Tesco is trialling using refrigeration units to provide frequency response in a partnership with the University of Lincoln, IoT firm IMS Evolve and The Grimsby Institute.
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.
Balancing markets throughout Europe are opening up to decentralised power, but there is still “significant room” for mechanisms to improve further.