Use Demand Response to generate revenue streams

Flexible Power is a new service, being trialled by Western Power Distribution as part of the “Entire” Network Innovation Allowance project. The service aims to help business customers in the East Midlands generate new revenues from their energy flexibility and investigate the benefits to the local network.

Launching along the M1-M40 corridor (highlighted below), the service aims to make the most of a customer’s ability to reduce their consumption, or increase on-site generation, when most beneficial to the wider system. Flexible Power offers a simple process to accessing these revenues with minimum effort.

By accepting signals to change their electricity consumption, small to large electricity users, can reduce their bills whilst also helping the local network. The whole process is managed by Western Power Distribution, the leading UK network operator with a proven history in customer services.

The trial service is open to half-hourly metered customers in the target area who can adjust electrical load or turn on local generation. The scheme will run from Q4 2017 to Q3 2020. The sign up process is hassle-free and starts with a simple conversation about the customer’s site and business.

Flexible Power can simply offer the local network constraint management zone service, allowing customers the flexibility to source any additional revenues. Alternatively Flexible power can offer a fully managed service, making the most of revenue streams from national balancing services, avoidance of transmission charges and the new WPD constraint management zones.

The Trial area

Benefits of Demand Side Response

Links to useful websites

Flexible Power Revenue Sources

The new Short Term Operating Reserve is needed because at certain times of the day National Grid needs reserve power in the form of either generation or demand reduction to be able to deal with actual demand being greater than forecast demand and/or plant unavailability. Where it is economic to do so, National Grid will procure part of this requirement ahead of time through STOR.

Businesses with a high demand for electricity can be directly affected by these transmission charges The Triad refers to the three half-hour settlement periods with highest system demand between November and February, separated by at least ten clear days. National Grid uses the Triad to determine TNUoS charges for customers with half-hour metering.

The Flexible Power services are aimed at helping WPD manage its local distribution network. This trial product is based around 5 zones, providing different services associated with different electrical assets that are being managed.

More details will be available shortly.

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We work with customers to maximise efficiency and increase revenues from Demand Side Response.

Consultation with customer

Audit customer energy usage

Recommend revenue sources

Upgrade or buy required equipment

Bid the customer in

Send recurring payments to the customer

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