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Project TERRE - connecting us to Europe

Project TERRE - connecting us to Europe

Saskia Barker is a regulation and innovation engineer at Flexitricity and a member of the Trans European Replacement Reserves Exchange (TERRE) working group.

  1. What is Project TERRE?

Project TERRE (Trans European Replacement Reserve Exchange) is an implementation project developed by a group of Electricity Transmission System Operators (TSOs), including National Grid, to fulfil a European legal requirement imposed by the European Electricity Balancing Guideline...

Author: Saskia Barker 28th Nov 2018

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Flexibility First campaign

Flexibility First campaign

OVO Energy and Flexitricity, along with a range of other flexibility providers and leading trade associations, have presented a letter to the Minister of State for Energy and Clean Growth Claire Perry, asking government to ensure that network companies are incentivised to procure flexibility rather than carry out network upgrades.

Author: Helle Häng 18th Jul 2018

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Data-driven thinking in demand response

Data-driven thinking in demand response

The legacy grids are being renovated to smart grids using various flavours of sensing, communication, control and internet technologies. Demand response (DR) is one of the most successfully implemented mechanisms on the smart grid platform as it exists today. This has enabled the active participation of consumers in providing flexibility through grid balancing services (once the preserve of centralised generators) – thereby reducing costs and carbon...

Author: Gautham Krishnadas 26th Apr 2018

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How will the Medium Combustion Plant Directive affect Capacity Market participants?

How will the Medium Combustion Plant Directive affect Capacity Market participants?

The Medium Combustion Plant Directive (MCPD) seeks to reduce air pollution by controlling emissions from medium combustion plants (MCPs), which include both generators (with a rated thermal input between 0 – 50 MW) and boilers (with a rated thermal input between 1 - 50 MW)...

Author: Saskia Barker 01st Feb 2018

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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

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There’s only one thing wrong with the Capacity Market – and it isn’t the price

There’s only one thing wrong with the Capacity Market – and it isn’t the price

In truth, there are many things wrong with the Capacity Market (CM) – the UK Government’s flagship policy for the security of national electricity supplies...

Author: Alastair Martin 08th Feb 2017

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Mythbusting demand side response

Mythbusting demand side response

Dr Alastair Martin, CSO, Flexitricity takes a look at some common myths relating to demand side response...

Originally published on powerresponsive.com

Author: Alastair Martin 10th Aug 2016

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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

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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

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It's leap year – look first

It's leap year – look first

A word of advice to anyone who came away from yesterday’s Capacity Market Transitional Auction with a commitment...

Author: Alastair Martin 28th Jan 2016

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What I want for Christmas...

What I want for Christmas...

Let’s start with what I don’t want. I don’t want a bold energy policy. There’s no need. Most of what we need is long-since proven...

Author: Alastair Martin 10th Dec 2015

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Demand response – back to basics

Demand response – back to basics

I frequently find myself explaining what Flexitricity does, and I’ve come to expect one of two distinct responses. Many people are already comfortable with the term...

Author: Kris Barnett 10th Nov 2015

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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

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Roll up… the Capacity Market is back in town

Roll up… the Capacity Market is back in town

Last Friday, we had our first view of the 2015 Capacity Register. This is the list of everyone who’s volunteering to help keep the lights on...

Author: Alastair Martin 29th Sep 2015

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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