Steering Group Meeting – 30th April 2021

Power Responsive’s 22nd Steering Group meeting took place in April 2021.

This Steering Group meeting focused on market reform up to 2050. The group explored Challenging Ideas’ Re-costing Energy Project and the ESO’s Net Zero Market Reform Project which look to create a clear strategy for markets that support a net zero future. This was then followed by an overview of Power Responsive priorities and activities for the next 12 months along with BEIS and Ofgem’s horizon scans.

The meeting summary has now been published and is available to view from the following link:

Power Responsive Guide to Demand Side Response Webinars

The Power Responsive Guide to Demand Side Response is now available.

Get more information on demand side flexibility opportunities with our new webinar guides.

These guides provide a service overview and highlight potential routes to market for Reserve services, Frequency Response services, Wider access to the Balancing Mechanism, and the Capacity Market.

Power Responsive Guide to Demand Side Response

We are pleased to let you know that the latest Guide to DSR has now been published.

This guide is a great starting point for anybody looking to understand the demand side proposition, and access additional revenue by providing Balancing Services to National Grid ESO or your local DNO, whether directly or through a third party. Businesses from many sectors including manufacturing, health services, retail, and transport, to name just a few, are continuing to support our energy system. There are likely to be opportunities whatever your business. Aggregators and suppliers are numerous, and their support can be extremely valuable in helping to identify flexibility opportunities where you might not think possible.

We’re very much interested to hear your thoughts regarding the guide, including how useful it is to you and your organisation, and where you think any future improvements could be made.  Please provide us with your feedback at [email protected]

Power Responsive Annual Report 2020

01 Apr 2021

We are pleased to let you know that the latest Power Responsive Annual Report has now been published.  The report highlights flexibility developments and market progress throughout 2020 as well as signalling future activity across the flexibility landscape for 2021/22.

The report itself covers:

  • An overview of Power Responsive and the programme’s future strategy for supporting the development and participation of demand side markets.
  • Highlights of recent policy, regulatory and industry-led initiatives supporting or impacting DSF.
  • Demand side metrics across energy markets in 2020 assessing how these markets have developed.
  • Future outlook for demand side markets and flexibility opportunities.

We’d like to thank Everoze for preparing this report on behalf of the Power Responsive program.

We’re very much interested to hear your thoughts regarding the report, including how useful it is to you and your organisation, and where you think any future improvements could be made.  Please provide us with your feedback at [email protected]

Power Responsive Annual Report 2020 Vidcast

31 Mar 2021

The 2020 Power Responsive Annual Report overview is now available!

Get a closer look at the latest annual report along with an overview of the past 12 month’s market activity with our new Vidcast.

The vidcast highlights recent policy, regulatory and industry-led initiatives supporting or impacting demand side flexibility, as well as focusing on market metrics in 2020 and looking ahead at the coming 12 months.

Steering Group Meeting – 21st January 2021

27 Jan 2021

Power Responsive’s 21st Steering Group meeting took place in January 2021. Discussions focused on code modifications that address the specific actions from the Energy Emergency Executive Committee (E3C) and Ofgem final reports into the power outage of 9th August 2019, and the development of a new Reserve Product via the Reserve Reform Project which is underway.

The meeting summary has now been published and is available to view from the following link:

Steering Group Meeting – 1st October 2020

12 Oct 2020

Power Responsive’s 20th Steering Group meeting took place in October. Discussions focused on ‘Unlocking Small Customer Flexibility’.

The meeting summary has now been published and is available to view from the following link:

Steering Group Meeting – 10th June 2020

07 Aug 2020

Power Responsive’s 19th Steering Group meeting took place in June. Discussions focused on ‘The effects of COVID-19 on system operability and DSF Providers’ and the ‘ESO & WPD Regional Development Programme’.

The meeting summary has now been published and is available to download from the following link:

Power Responsive Annual Report 2019

We are pleased to let you know that the latest Power Responsive Annual Report has now been published.  The report highlights flexibility developments and market progress throughout 2019 as well as signalling future activity across the flexibility landscape for 2020/21.

The report itself covers:

  • An overview of Power Responsive and the programme’s future strategy for supporting the development and participation of demand side markets.
  • Highlights of recent policy, regulatory and industry-led initiatives supporting or impacting DSF.
  • Demand side metrics across National Grid ESO Ancillary Services, the Capacity Market and Triad activity in 2019 assessing how these markets have developed over a three-year period.
  • Future outlook for demand side markets and flexibility opportunities.

We’d like to thank Sustainability First for their assistance in preparing the report and for the Power Responsive programme in general.

We’re very much interested to hear your thoughts regarding the report, including how useful it is to you and your organisation, and where you think any future improvements could be made.  Please provide us with your feedback at [email protected]

Power Responsive Annual Report 2019: Vidcast

07 Apr 2020

We’re looking forward to publishing the full Power Responsive Annual Report very shortly, that aims to support flexibility providers and investors with insight into the demand side landscape.  As a way of introducing the report ahead of the publication, we’re pleased to have recorded a vidcast to highlight the key messages that the report uncovers.

The vidcast highlights recent policy, regulatory and industry-led initiatives supporting or impacting demand side flexibility, as well as focusing on demand side metrics across National Grid ESO Ancillary Services in 2019, assessing how these markets have developed over a three-year period.  We hope you find it interesting and useful to yourself and your organisation.

Please download the vidcast from the link below.

We will share the full report on the Power Responsive website and we will notify our stakeholder list as soon as the report is published.  If you’d like to be notified when the full report is published, please register to our stakeholder list using the contact form on the footer below.