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Zone Data 

Access data on flexibility locations, volumes, profiles and ceiling prices - Connected Data Portal 

Postcode Checker

Check if your asset is within a Constraint Management Zone (CMZ) - Postcode Checker

Value Calculation Tool 

How much revenue could your asset earn? - Value Calculation Tool

Signposting Map

Find out where we are likely to need flexibility in the future. - NGEDs signposting Map

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Downloadable Documents

DocumentDescription

National_Grid Guidance for Electricity Distribution  Flexibility Service Providers  

Guidance document for flexibility service providers on all aspects of provding flexibility.

In addition, a summary diagram of the end  to end process for FSPs seeking to provide flexibility services is avaialble here.

Flexibility In Five

This document has been designed to give a brief overview of Flexibility, and to give a clear and easy view of how we procure Flexibility Services at National Grid Electricity Distribution. It is aimed at Flexible Service Providers and all Stakeholders.

National Grid On Track to Trade Webinar - Short Term Trades

National Grid On Track to Trade Webinar - HV Long Term and LV Sustain Trades

The slides from our latest On Track to Trade Webinar where we share information about how to respond to our flexibility needs.

A recording of our Webinar for Short Term Trades is here; https://zoom.us/rec/share/T1Ayfk5l48VYuSA3OvEQ3PuTnye1XPTTC6dML5H7EN1OF8-NHrvLuFD1apAfhnwa.ZtgjGl74EFIsgWAu 

Passcode: 1Oh$37=!

A recording of our Webinar for HV Long Term Trades and LV Sustain Trades is here; https://zoom.us/rec/share/3VNY1qVjbj0V6VIsrWKSt2ucbEWlA4hsapoWKkQ7TcZ17Jgq3S2wC2yEnUH1Rt45.j23RPpr8fGDYdlek

Passcode: dl+U1*X8

 

Market Gateway  - Event Materials

Here we'll publish the slides presented at  our Market Gateway events.

Market Gateway Launch Event 6th Feb 2023  - an overview of our flexibility strategy and a demonstration of the Commercial Qualification functionality now available.

Market Gateway Asset Registration Feature Release 31st May 2023 - an overview of the Asset Registration functionality now avaialable.

A recording is also available here. Recording Passcode: eT13b%Lv

Other Event Materials

Revenue Stacking for Flexibility

On the 13th December 2023, we hosted a webinar to launch the report we commissioned Cornwall Insights to produce on flexibility market revenue stackability. We asked them to help us review the current state of stacking within flexibility markets and what can be done to improve things.  Here we've published the slides from the webinar and the stackability report.  A recording of the webinar  can be viewed here; https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/2728811274602696963

Further to that, on 14th February 2024, we hosted a Stakeholder Workshop along with Cornwall Insights aimed at getting feedback to enable us drive the most benefit from the work. Here we've published the slides from the workshop along with a report detailing the feedback we've recieved.

National Grid - Standard Flexibility  Agreement

Our latest version of the T&Cs applicable to our Procurement of Flexibility Services.

Flexibility Service Use Cases

This document aims to highligh how we currently make decisions around flexibility service selection and dispatch, including the principles we follow, along with a number of use-cases.

Flexible Power Payment Mechanics A document explaining how the payment mechanisms work.
Flexible Power Example Event Performance Report An example of the performance report created post a response event.
Flexible Power Example Monthly InvoiceAn example of the monthly invoice created at the end of each month.
Flexible Power Example Event Earnings ReportAn example of the payment breakdown of utilisation earnings created post a response event.
National Grid Nominated Baseline  Profile Values 

A document outlining baseline profile values. 

National Grid Month Ahead Availability Forecasts

Updated ahead of each new month with a forecast of our availability requirements for each operational zone. Active participants can use this to inform their week ahead declarations.

We also publish data on our dispatch activity here.

Which Months Flex Zones Are OperationalThis document summarises which months of the year every zone will have active flexibility windows.
National Grid Flexibility Data Catalogue 

Catalogue of Flexibility data published by National Grid.

GlossaryThe Glossary of Terms we have published on the Market Gateway.
Market Gateway User GuideStep by step guidance on the functionality of the Market Gateway.

 

NGED Procurement Activities

Procurement and Engagement TimetableThis document provides  timelines for our 2024/2025 planned procuement dates and engagement activities
National Grid Annual Flexibility Services Procurement StatementThis document, draws together information to provide an overview of how we intend to procure services over the next year (April 22-March 23). It will sit alongside the Distribution Flexibility Services Procurement Report which will detail what services we have procured over the same period and is published in the April of the subsequent year
National Grid 2023 Procurement Requirements

We now publish all flexibility requirements on National Grid's Connected Data Portal. 

2023 data is classified a 'Tranche 7A' and includes; 

  • The locations (zones) where we need flexibility, postcodes and polygons.

  • The months of the year, days of the week and times of day we require flexibility in each Zone.

  • The volume of flexibility required in each Zone.

  • The ceiling prices associated with each Zone.

National Grid 2023/2024 Procurement Results

August 2023 Long Term Trade Results

November 2023 LV Sustain Trade Results

Weekly Short Term Trade Results (Commenced from 27th November 2023)

National Grid 2022 Procurement Cycle 2 Requirements 

The requirements document details in full the flexibility requirements that we are seeking within each procurement cycle.

A consolidated data set containing requirement data for all 2022 cycle 2 requirements can be downloaded here.

National Grid 2022 Procurement Cycle 2 ResultsThe results document provides detailed information on the volumes procured through each cycle. 

National Grid 2022 Procurement Cycle 1 Results

The results documents provides detailed information on the volumes procured through each cycle.

National Grid 2021 Procurement Cycle 2 Results

The results documents provides detailed information on the volumes procured through each cycle.

National Grid 2021 Procurement Cycle 1 ResultsThe results documents provides detailed information on the volumes procured through each cycle. 

National Grid 2020 Procurement Cycle 2 Results

The results documents provides detailed information on the volumes procured through each cycle.

National Grid 2020 Procurement Cycle 1 Results

The results documents provides detailed information on the volumes procured through each cycle.

National Grid 2019 Procurement Cycle 2 Results

The results documents provides detailed information on the volumes procured through each cycle.

National Grid 2019 Procurement Cycle 1 Results

The results documents provides detailed information on the volumes procured through each cycle.

National Grid 2018 Procurement Results

The results documents provides detailed information on the volumes procured through each cycle.

National Grid Procurement results from the 2017/18 Midlands TrialSummary of both requirements and results from our initial flexibility trial.