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 Summer Insight Series

27 May 2020

In place of the annual Power Responsive Summer Reception we will be running a two-week programme of podcasts sharing views and information from industry colleagues and experts.  This Summer Insights Series aims to provide demand side stakeholders with short but focused updates and insights on flexibility developments to support the transition to a more flexible energy grid.

The series will begin from 29th June, with content released on a daily basis over the following two weeks. We are keen to hear if stakeholders have specific questions relating to the content that our insights will cover, including:

  • Updates and future outlook for policy & the Smart Systems and Flexibility Plan
  • Low demand & challenges to National Grid ESO summer operability
  • Accessing DER in a hurry – Optional Downward Flexibility Management (ODFM)
  • Covid-19 and the demand side – impacts and long-term effects
  • Dynamic Containment and the ESO’s new suite of frequency products
  • Regional Development Programmes – the future of local flexibility markets?
  • Community Energy Projects – how are they evolving?
  • The Open Networks Project & facilitating new DER?
  • RIIO-D2 – what opportunities could the new distribution price control have for flexibility?
  • Demand side and the Balancing Mechanism – navigating the Virtual Lead Party (VLP) route
  • Capacity Market  – 15-year agreements for DSR

Please contact us through if you have any specific questions relating to these topics that you would like answered.

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