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National Grid buys 475MW of demand response to cover next winter

National Grid buys 475MW of demand response to cover next winter

National Grid has procured almost 803MW of extra power capacity to cover winter 2016/17, when the system is expected to be at its tightest for some years. Around 475MW will be delivered by unproven demand-side response units. The first of the transitional arrangement capacity auctions closed last night with 802.710MW in contracts awarded at a clearing price of £27.50 kW/year. Continue Reading »


Dong Energy enters demand-side response with wind power balancing service

Dong Energy enters demand-side response with wind power balancing service

Dong Energy has entered the demand response market with its own wind power balancing tool. It wants large business customers to shift power loads according to wind strengths. By turning down consumption or shifting to on-site generators, they will earn revenue from the wind farm operator and business energy supplier, which is also Denmark’s largest energy company. The move comes Continue Reading »


The power system is changing. Be part of it or pay upThe power system is changing. Be part of it or pay up

Companies interested in turning power costs into revenue should not miss this free DSR Event, 8th September, at London’s Banking Hall. Companies that do not become more flexible in their power use may soon pay the price. The shift towards a smart energy system is underway. What’s happening? The UK power system is undergoing structural change. Renewables are disrupting Continue Reading »


 

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