Pixie Chart of the week | DNOs realise mixed flexibility procurement results

The Energy Networks Association (ENA) has compiled the flexibility procurement timetables for all distribution network operators (DNOs) in Great Britain. The schedule highlights DNO flexibility procurement between 2018 and 2020.

This week’s chart summarises the buying timeline and the subsequent phases of progression, split between communication of the procurement requirement, tendering and results. It also distinguishes between different flexibility services.

To keep reading, please log in to your account

Alternatively, please sign up to receive free market insight online and direct to your inbox

Related thinking

Energy storage and flexibility

Chart of the week | Back in from the cold: the resurrection of STOR procurement

On 1 April National Grid ESO commenced procuring Short Term Operating Reserve (STOR) at the day-ahead stage, reviving the procurement of the STOR service since it was halted back in December 2019. The freeze in the procurement of firm STOR contracts and the eventual move to day-ahead procurement was driven...

Energy storage and flexibility

Chart of the week | Grand unveiling: Dynamic Containment goes live

At 11pm on 1 October National Grid ESO debuted its new frequency response service, Dynamic Containment (DC). This is the first in a suite of new faster-acting response services, designed to address significant frequency deviations when they occur on the transmission system.   The roll-out of this new post-fault response...

Energy storage and flexibility

Australian Chart of the week | Down, down, prices are down… but is it sustainable?

Following a comparatively mild Q1, electricity prices have fallen significantly in Q2. While a drop in price is expected as we move from peak demand conditions in Q1 to the shoulder Q2, the surprising element is the level to which prices have fallen. Average quarterly prices in Q2 2020 were...

Home supply and services

Chart of the week | What’s in it for me? Household grid balancing

The current dearth in energy demand and high renewable generation has brought the need for flexible consumption sharply into focus. Last weekend, Octopus Energy paid thousands of smart meter customers to use energy. Industry is now seriously looking at how households will be supported in their participation in demand side...

Energy storage and flexibility

Chart of the week | Cha-Cha Slide: COVID-19 & falling levels of inertia

The level of inertia on the system is a key contributor to electricity system stability. Inertia is an attribute of the system related to the energy stored in the rotating motors of synchronous generators. It prevents system frequency from falling too quickly after a frequency disturbance (e.g. a generator trip)....

Energy storage and flexibility

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...

Low carbon generation

Pixie Chart of the week | Electricity North West projects future energy demand

Just as National Grid Electricity System Operator publishes its annual Future Energy Scenarios, Distribution Network Operator (DNO) Electricity North West (ENW) launched its Distribution Future Energy Scenarios. The DNO has forecast future electricity generation and consumption across its network out to 2050, across five scenarios representing a base-case, as well...

Commercial and market outlook

Pixie Chart of the week | The only way to find what I left behind, I’ve got to double back again

Our popular weekly publications are an opportunity for our experts to detail a wide range of issues in a succinct and visually engaging manner. In 2019, we published charts on such diverse topics as electric vehicles (EVs), flexibility, energy efficiency, hydrogen, heat, and the GB water markets. In this week’s...