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 services, traditionally the domain of large commercial customers. This ‘Chart of the week’ looks at the potential benefits and flexibility models available to customers.

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