Summer Reception – Summary Report

05 Aug 2019

Power Responsive hosted its fifth annual Summer Reception on 26 June 2019, focusing on ‘Delivering Zero-Carbon Ambitions.’

National Grid ESO has set ambitions to be zero-carbon capable by 2025, supporting the Government target of net zero-carbon emissions by 2050.

Power Responsive’s Summer Reception brought together over 300 demand side stakeholders, including industrial and commercial (I&C) energy users, storage developers, small-scale generators, suppliers and aggregators, financiers, energy experts and policy makers to learn how demand side flexibility developments are contributing to delivering zero-carbon ambitions.

Read our summary on the link below.

Power Responsive Customer Snapshot

17 Jun 2019

Following publication of the Power Responsive Annual Report for 2018 in April, we are pleased to share the Customer Snapshot – a shortened version of the report intended to be a succinct overview of the key take-away points for demand side providers.

The snapshot covers the key developments impacting demand side flexibility and market trends reflecting the direction of travel for flexibility markets.

Both the Customer Snapshot and full Annual Report can be downloaded from the links below.

Steering Group Meeting – 2nd May 2019

04 Jun 2019

Power Responsive’s 15th Steering Group meeting took place on 2nd May 2019. Discussions focused on unlocking demand side flexibility through code reforms– considering the various codes that currently underpin the energy industry, how they are governed, and their complex interactions. Steering group members then discussed potential changes to codes and governance structures to better enable demand side flexibility. 

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

Power Responsive Annual Report 2018

08 Apr 2019

We are pleased to announce the publication of the Power Responsive Annual Report for 2018.  The report has been designed for an audience with a good understanding of demand side flexibility (DSF) and serves. 

Covering Power Responsive’s objectives of raising awareness, building confidence and supporting the evolution of demand side markets, the report provides an overview of programme activities, industry developments, and detailed market metrics in 2018.

The report builds upon previous version allowing for a greater comparison the 2017, therefore painting an emerging picture of the direction in which demand side participation and prices are headed.   

We’d like to thank Sustainability First for their support in preparing the report, and to all who contributed their time at metrics steering groups.

Steering Group Meeting – 30th January 2019

27 Feb 2019

Power Responsive’s 14th Steering Group meeting took place on 30th January 2019. Discussions focused on supporting DSF providers through the current period of uncertainty and policy change, and considered how the requirements and value of flexibility may change over time.

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

Steering Group Meeting – 3rd October 2018

14 Nov 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:

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.