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Aggregators

Aggregators have a vital role to play in supporting the UK’s Low Carbon Transition plan.  Helping businesses participate in demand response services through intelligent energy use, can result in a more resilient electricity supply, reduced future energy costs and access to new income streams. 

Partner with WPD to establish your reputation in this emerging market and grow your client portfolio. 

Aggregators have a vital role to play in supporting the UK’s Low Carbon Transition plan.  Helping businesses participate in demand response services through intelligent energy use, can result in a more resilient electricity supply, reduced future energy costs and access to new income streams. 

Partner with WPD to establish your reputation in this emerging market and grow your client portfolio. 

Who is Eligible?

To participate your clients' site must be within the defined boundary of an active Constraint Management Zone (CMZ) and their power assets must meet our minimum technical requirements.

Use our postcode checker to find out if your site is within one of our zones.

Check your clients' asset meets our minimum technical requirements. 

Benefits to your clients 

Clients that can shift demand away from peak periods or the ability to switch their consumption to on-site generation at key times can earn revenue, both through the declaration of asset availability and asset utilisation. 

The asset availability and asset utilisation that WPD require will vary from location to location, our scheme pages detail the locations we are looking to procure demand response service for along with the operational window the demand response will be required in.  The operational window details; the time of year WPD will require the demand response, the time of day WPD will require the demand response and a forecast of the total MWhs WPD anticipate needing within the window.

Our value calculator will help you estimate the potential revenues available, you just need to know the CMZ you are looking to participate in and the size of your clients' power asset.

Flexibility Services

Flexible Power procures flexibility through three services: 

Secure – Required to manage peak demand on the network, usually weekday evenings. 
Dynamic – Required to support the network during fault conditions, often during maintenance work. 
Restore – Utilisation-only product, needed to support the network during networks faults that occur as a result of equipment failure.  

A full description of all three Flexible Power services is available here
 
We calculate a fixed price for flexibility within our CMZs based on cost efficiency.  These fixed prices are; 
 

 ArmingAvailabilityUtilisation
Secure£125/MWhN/A£175/MWh
DynamicN/A£5/MWh£300/MWh
RestoreN/AN/A£600/MWh

 
We may seek to reduce these prices within CMZs known to have multiple potential flexibility providers with a total capacity that exceeds the CMZ’s needs.  WPD will inform potential participants at the Invitation to Tender (ITT) stage should this be the case. 
 
We have a duty to provide best value for money to our customers by achieving the best available market price for the provision of flexibility services on our network. 
 
More information can be found within our pricing strategy

 

How it works

Discover more about how the process works at the links below. 

How to take part

WPD will be seeking to procure demand response services within CMZs it has identified and published on this website.

The process for all potential participants is the same and falls into three stages;

Find out more

We regularly hold events to provide further information to interested parties, details of when and where these will be held can be found here.

Or get in touch with us by phone or email using the details found here.

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Become a Service Partner

If you would like to operate as a Service Partner with WPD for the provision of CMZ services, we expect you to uphold similar values and treat your customers as we treat ours. We are therefore seeking aggregators with the highest standards and able to ascribe to the simple values that drive our business. These are based on our staff ethos of getting it right first time, every time and include:

• Taking personal responsibility

• Working with others to find a solution

• Following the problem until the end

• Keeping the customer informed

• Following the Golden Rule - treat customers the way you would like to be treated

In return, acceptance of these values will accredit you to be a Flexible Power Service Partner and the use of the associated branding. WPD will publish your company logo and website on its service partner’s page.