New partnership offers demand side response in Europe

An energy efficiency and renewable firm has partnered with Flexitricity for demand side response (DSR) services in the UK and across Europe. The latter firm will provide DSR services to Ameresco’s industrial and commercial customers, which will include short term operating reserve, capacity market, triad avoidance and demand turn-up. Under DSR schemes, consumers are rewarded […]

UK launches £7.75m domestic DSR competition

The UK Government is inviting businesses to bid for a share of a £7.75 million competition to develop domestic applications of demand side response (DSR) technologies. The aim of the competition is to identify and demonstrate controllable, flexible demand in real domestic environments which can be replicated at significant scale in identical or similar applications. […]

Energy Live Expo is here!

Energy Live Expo is about to get underway, with around 600 energy professionals attending from across the country. The event at the QEII Centre in London will explore some of the hottest topics in energy, from battery storage, site resilience, energy trading and purchasing, demand side response, to getting energy on the c-suite agenda, water […]

How can embedded generation and demand side response boost income and savings?

Embedded generation and demand side response (DSR) should be on your radar if your business is thinking about generating its own electricity and possibly selling some to the grid. Embedded generation is the production of electricity from technologies, including renewables like solar, wind and biomass or non-renewables, that are directly connected to the distribution network. […]

UKPN seeks businesses to offer support for DSR

UK Power Networks (UKPN) has launched a process for demand side response for delivery in January next year. It is calling on businesses to offer their services to support the distribution network during periods of high electricity demand. Such contracts used to support the national power system and rarely on the local network. The organisation, […]

Capacity Market: BEIS proposes changes to battery storage

The government is proposing changes to how the generation classes of battery storage are de-rated within the Capacity Market (CM). The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) said the changes is in response to concerns raised by stakeholders that the growth of battery storage in the CM has the potential to pose a […]

New plans to encourage people to generate and store energy

The UK Government and Ofgem have set out new plans to give householders and businesses more control over their energy use. They will encourage consumers to generate, store and use their own energy by removing barriers to battery storage technologies and help reduce bills. For example, batteries store surplus electricity generated during the day so […]

Western Power Distribution unveils demand side trial

Western Power Distribution (WPD) has announced a new demand side response (DSR) trial aimed at helping business customers generate income through existing assets. Flexible Power targets half-hourly metered customers that can reduce their power usage or increase their onsite generation in response to an automated signal when demand is high. Funded by Ofgem, the three-year […]

National Grid secures 312MW of turn-down DSR

Around 312MW of turn-down demand side response (DSR) has been secured by National Grid as part of its capacity auction. The Transitional Auction (TA), which supports the Capacity Market, cleared at £45/kW/year for delivery in 2017/18. A total of 372.987MW entered the auction, out of which 312.171 have been awarded contracts. Winners include UK Power […]

Storage, DSR and gas among winners in power capacity auction

Energy storage, demand side response (DSR) and gas plant operators have won bids in the electricity capacity auction for delivery in 2020/21. The total capacity awarded stands at 52.4GW at a lower-than-forecast price of £22.50kW/year. It is estimated the auction will have a net cost of around £2 per year on average for consumers in […]