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Wind of change – how the renewable energy revolution is creating a lucrative opportunity for battery storage in Scotland to balance the Grid

Wind of change – how the renewable energy revolution is creating a lucrative opportunity for battery storage in Scotland to balance the Grid

We Scots are often guilty of failing to enunciate our Ts. If you ever hear us referring to a “bah-ery”, we’re talking about energy storage systems.

So we may drop our Ts when pronouncing the word, but there’s one “T” that Scottish batteries have a prime opportunity to support: the transmission network of Great Britain.

Author: Andrew Langlands 11th Jun 2019

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The BOA UnConstrictor - untangling the Balancing Mechanism and the curious world of Bid/Offer Acceptances (BOAs)

The BOA UnConstrictor - untangling the Balancing Mechanism and the curious world of Bid/Offer Acceptances (BOAs)

Last week’s announcement of a new Distributed Resource Desk at National Grid’s control room pleased a lot of people, including all of Flexitricity and many of our customers. Unlike so many initiatives, the effect of this one has been immediately positive, and its long-term implications are profoundly beneficial for customers and for greener energy.

Author: Alastair Martin 30th Jan 2019

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The Balancing Act: Weighing up the opportunities in the Balancing Mechanism

The Balancing Act: Weighing up the opportunities in the Balancing Mechanism

Is the Balancing Mechanism (BM) the next big thing in flexible energy? We believe it is – for the foreseeable future. The most lucrative options shift as the energy landscape changes which means you need to be able to stay ahead of the curve to maximise your revenue. This applies to aggregators like Flexitricity as much as it does to energy users, generators and developers. As Mr Darwin so aptly put it: “It is not the strongest species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the ones most responsive to change.” ...

Author: Andy Lowe 27th Jun 2018

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Strength in partnerships: Paul Usher discusses how Quorum is supporting Flexitricity in developing a unique energy supply offering

Strength in partnerships: Paul Usher discusses how Quorum is supporting Flexitricity in developing a unique energy supply offering

Success will be defined by a thousand small things

“We’re going to shake up how the National Grid is balanced”. That was the cry from Flexitricity that piqued the attention of the industry when the company announced that it was to become an energy supplier. It’s a watershed moment, and who wouldn’t want to be part of that! ...

Author: Guest . 07th Feb 2018

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Another triad hat-trick. How is it done?

Another triad hat-trick. How is it done?

As the industry mulls over what to do about escalating peak charges, Flexitricity has been getting on with the day job. Once again, we correctly called all three triads....

Author: Alastair Martin 05th Apr 2017

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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

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Why has Flexitricity never missed a triad?

Why has Flexitricity never missed a triad?

Another year, another rogue triad. Against most predictions, 25th November 2015 won..

Author: Alastair Martin 02nd May 2016

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Putting renewable energy to work

Putting renewable energy to work

We can’t control when the wind blows, so wind farms sometimes generate more electricity than we can use...

Author: Saskia Barker 11th Feb 2016

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Getting ready – and staying ready – for triads

Getting ready – and staying ready – for triads

It’s November, and triads are back. This year’s entire cost of the national transmission network will be recovered in three winter peak half-hours...

Author: Jim O'Donnell 16th Nov 2015

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The boy who cried Triad!

The boy who cried Triad!

Aesop didn’t write fables for major energy users heading into the winter period, but with “The Boy Who Cried Wolf”, he was certainly thinking ahead....

Author: Cameron Welsh 20th Oct 2015