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 powerresponsive@nationalgrideso.com

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.

Steering Group Meeting – 5th March 2020

27 Mar 2020

Power Responsive’s 18th Steering Group meeting took place in March. Discussions focused on ‘achieving zero-carbon operation of the GB Electricity System’ and ‘what significant challenges need addressing by the ESO and industry beyond 2025’.

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

Steering Group Meeting – 2nd December 2019

04 Mar 2020

Power Responsive’s 17th Steering Group meeting took place in December. Discussions focused on ‘the role of DSF in ensuring a resilient system’ and ‘how we achieve whole electricity system policy goals’. We also considered what the challenges and barriers are to increase the role of DSF, and its potential for further contribution.

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

 

Steering Group Meeting – 4th September 2019

18 Nov 2019

Power Responsive’s 16th Steering Group meeting took place in September. Discussions focused on ‘data transparency & market-facing information’ and considered how open and transparent data can be made accessible to the energy industry, and in particular for demand side flexibility participants.

Steering group members discussed potential barriers, governance, technology, legal, and ownership constraints.

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

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: