Pixie Chart of the week | WPD flexibility results show increased engagement

Western Power Distribution (WPD) published detailed results of its latest flexibility tender on 20 April. The distribution network owner procured 94.8MW of flexible capacity in its 2020 Cycle 1 procurement exercise. Consequently, this brought its total volume of contracted flexibility to 217MW.

The exercise, the fifth since the launch of its flexibility procurement in 2016, revealed increased engagement with the exercise from flexibility providers during each stage of the tender process against the 2019 Cycle 2 tendering exercise.

WPD highlighted that 134 respondents had now completed its periodic indicative notice. This was to provide flexibility services, up 75% from the previous tender round. And from these, 33 completed the pre-qualification questionnaire, an increase of 50% from the previous round.

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