How can I benefit?

Flexible Power aims to help you generate revenue from your existing electrical flexibility. By adjusting your electrical consumption or generation at key times you can provide services that benefit you, the local network and the wider electricity system.

Flexible Power  offers access to Constraint Managed Zone (CMZ) services in the midlands.
These are the  Secure, Dynamic and Restore services. The process uses simple automated technology that enables you to focus on your main business priorities.

This is all delivered by Western Power Distribution; the UK’s leading Distribution Network Operator  with a proven track record for customer service.
 

The Secure service is used to manage peak demand loading on the network. This service is expected be required on weekday evenings and may occur throughout the year due to the seasonal ratings of assets.

As these requirements are predictable, Secure requirements are declared each Thursday for the following week (commencing Monday). Payments consist of an Arming fee which is credited when the service is scheduled and a further utilisation payment awarded on delivery.

The week-ahead declarations are scheduled to allow customers to participate in alternative services when not required for the Secure service.

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The Dynamic service has been developed to support the network during maintenance work. This will generally occur during British Summer Time.

As the service is required following a network fault, it consists of an Availability and Utilisation fee. By accepting an Availability fee, participants are expected to be ready to respond to Utilisation calls within 15 minutes. Dynamic availability windows are declared each Thursday for the following week (commencing Monday).

The week-ahead declarations are scheduled to allow customers to participate in alternative services when not required for the Dynamic service.

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The Restore service is intended to support the network or help restoration in the occurrence of rare faults. Such events are rare and offer no warning as they result from equipment failiure. Under such circumstances, response can be used to reduce the stress on the network. This is the purpose of Restore.

As the requirement is inherently unpredictable, Restore is based on a premium ‘utilisation only’ service. This will reward response that aids network restoration, but will pay no arming or availability fees. Participants declared available for the Restore service will be expected to respond to any utilisation calls within 15 minutes and will receive an associated utilisation fee.

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