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Capacity Market Standstill FAQs

Capacity Market Standstill FAQs

1. Why did this standstill come about?

Payment for the Capacity Market (CM) is state aid, which was applied for by the Government and approved by the European Commission in 2014. This approval was granted before the first CM auction following a month-long appraisal by the European Commission.

Tempus Energy challenged the Commission’s decision to grant state aid approval, on the basis that the Commission had not adequately considered the application, and in particular the contribution of Demand Side Response to the market...

Author: Jill Cox 28th Nov 2018

Demand response

Flexitricity proves Demand Side Response delivers

Flexitricity proves Demand Side Response delivers

When I heard that DSR providers could enter the Capacity Market two years early, it was an opportunity I had to seize...

Author: Jill Cox 05th Jun 2017

Our solutions

Another Capacity Market auction looms

Another Capacity Market auction looms

Another Capacity Market auction looms, and once more the consultants and experts are trying to predict the clearing price...

Author: Jill Cox 05th Dec 2016

Demand response

Keeping the Grid in shape

Keeping the Grid in shape

How do you explain demand response to the man in the street, or rather in my case, my 80-year-old mother? This was the conundrum I faced over Christmas when the sherry..

Author: Jill Cox 15th Mar 2016

Demand response

To TA or not to TA

To TA or not to TA

In the last week of January, the first Transitional Arrangements (TA) auction took place. This is part of the Capacity Market, the Government’s key policy for securing...

Author: Jill Cox 22nd Feb 2016

Demand response

Can I choose when to respond to a service request for Demand Response?

Can I choose when to respond to a service request for Demand Response?

In my previous blog, I dealt with one of the most common DSR questions, concerning what happens to site electricity supply in the event of a mains failure...

Author: Jill Cox 06th Oct 2015

Demand response

What happens if there is a mains failure during a demand response event?

What happens if there is a mains failure during a demand response event?

In a business relationship, like any relationship, there is a moment when you stare each other in the eye and ask the hard questions...

Author: Jill Cox 09th Sep 2015