Flexibility Forum – Autumn 2018

14 Nov 2018

Following the Power Responsive Flexibility Forum on Tuesday 23rd October at the Crystal – London, we’re pleased to share the forum summary and slide packs from the day’s presentations.  Updates were given from:

  • BEIS and Ofgem, with detail of how actions have progressed against the Smart Systems and Flexibility Plan, as well as a Network Access and Charging updates from Ofgem.
  • Updates form National Grid ESO on Balancing Reforms, Wider Access to the BM, Project TERRE, Whole System approaches, and access to innovation funding.
  • A look at the Code of Conduct for Aggregators from the Association of Decentralised Energy.

Please download the forum summary using the link below:

Steering Group Meeting – 3rd October 2018

Power Responsive’s 13th Steering Group meeting took place on 3rd October 2018.  Discussions focused on ‘current barriers to demand side flexibility’, ensuring that barriers are clearly understood and being addressed.

The steering group reflected on actions taken over the last 2-3 years and identified remaining barriers to demand side flexibility and potential solutions.

The meeting summary and discussion snapshot have now been published and are available to download from the following links:

Steering Group Meeting – 5th July 2018

31 Jul 2018

The 12th Power Responsive Steering Group meeting took place on 5th July 2018 with discussions focusing on ‘the potential DSF contribution from cities, local authorities, and electric vehicles’, including:

  • What are the main opportunities and challenges
  • How do we unlock the potential of these assets for flexibility
  • What initiatives are taking place to trial flexibility from these sources

The meeting summary and discussion snapshot have now been published and are available to download from the following links:

Power Responsive Summer Reception 2018

The 4th Power Responsive annual event took place on Tuesday 26th June 2018 with an afternoon Flexibility Forum and an evening drinks reception.

Stakeholders from across the industry were welcomed to the HAC as we celebrated demand side success, and looked forward to future flexibility developments.

Please use the following link to download our event summary and speaker presentation slides from the day.

Steering Group Meeting – 11th April 2018

08 May 2018

The 11th Power Responsive Steering Group meeting took place on 11th April 2018 with discussions focusing on ‘Development of regional markets and price discovery‘, including:

  • Development of regional markets for flexibility – DNO and Suppliers’ plans
  • Price discovery for demand side flexibility

The meeting summary and discussion snapshot have now been published and are available to download from the following links:

Steering Group Meeting – 31st January 2018

26 Feb 2018

The 10th Power Responsive Steering Group meeting took place on 31st January 2018 with discussions focusing on ‘Sources of Demand Side Flexibility – assets and providers’, including:

  • What flexibility services are offered at an asset level,
  • How and into which markets do assets appear best suited,
  • and what (if any) under utilised potential is there for load response, small-scale generation, and electricity storage

The meeting summary and discussion snapshot can be viewed and downloaded from the links below:

Power Responsive Annual Report 2017

07 Feb 2018

We are pleased to announce the publication of the Power Responsive Annual Report for 2017. The report has been designed for an audience with a good understanding of demand side flexibility (DSF), and serves to celebrate achievements to date, present a view of the current ‘state of play’ for DSF, and look ahead to flexibility opportunities.

We have built upon the 2016 report, in particular on metrics for participation within DSF markets, from which we hope to benchmark against in future years.

We’d like to thank Sustainability First for their assistance in preparing the report, Association for Decentralised Energy for conducting the self reporting survey through their membership, and to all who contributed their time at metrics steering groups.

Product Roadmap for Frequency Response and Reserve

19 Dec 2017

National Grid as System Operator (SO) has today published its Product Roadmap for frequency response and reserve markets. It marks an important milestone in the wider review of balancing services undertaken through the System Needs and Product Strategy earlier this year.

The Product Roadmap sets out the actions to be taken forward for frequency response and reserve markets and details the principles that will govern the way that balancing services are procured in future.

Visit the Future of Balancing Services to download the Product Roadmap.

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12 Dec 2017

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Power Responsive Flexibility Forum

05 Dec 2017

The latest Power Responsive Flexibility Forum took place on Thursday 11th January 2017, in London.

The agenda included updates from BEIS, Ofgem, & National Grid, touching upon:

  • Product Simplification Road Map  –  the first opportunity to hear directly what this means for flexibility providers.
  • System Planning Opportunities – National Grid’s Network Options Assessment team explored how System Planning could provide a new opportunity for demand side flexibility.
  • Updates from BEIS and Ofgem from the Smart Systems Forum, and Charging Futures Forum
  • Recent balancing services procurement and the Power Responsive Annual Report.
  • Surgeries/drop-ins throughout the day allowed attendees to speak to experts from: the Capacity Market team, Power Potential Project, and Balancing Services Account Managers.

Please see our Flexibility Forum summary note with links to presentation slides. If you wish to join us at future forums, please register your details using the form at the bottom of the page.