British food company cooks up a net zero milestone for National Grid ESO

Press Releases07 May 2020

In another industry first, Flexitricity has aggregated two batteries owned by Philip Dennis Foodservice and dispatched them in response to a call for energy received from National Grid ESO using the newly-launched balancing mechanism wider access arrangements.

Flexitricity partners with Gresham House to optimise revenue for their innovative Noriker Staunch site

Press Releases08 January 2020

Flexible energy specialist Flexitricity has partnered with Gresham House Energy Storage Fund plc, the listed Investment Trust managed by Gresham House Asset Management, to optimise 20MW of their flexible energy portfolio.

Leading energy firm appoints new CEO to drive new era of growth

Press Releases02 December 2019

Leading flexible energy specialist Flexitricity has appointed a new CEO to spearhead growth plans that will help drive the UK Government’s 2050 net zero ambitions.

Jones Food Company to transform energy efficiency through Quikcturn

Press Releases08 August 2019

Vertical farm producer Jones Food Company will partner with Flexitricity on the groundbreaking Quickturn project.

Partners announced for a first of its kind project aiming to help smaller sites to earn revenue from balancing the UK energy system

Press Releases01 July 2019

Flexible energy specialist Flexitricity has announced that it has partnered with eight organisations across a range of sectors to trial an innovative solution with the potential to revolutionise the demand side response (DSR) industry.

Flexitricity partners with Anesco to dynamically optimise battery assets

Press Releases29 May 2019

Flexible energy specialist Flexitricity will provide market access for 19.5MW of Anesco’s battery storage portfolio. Renewables and energy storage developer Anesco is one of the largest battery developers in the UK and made history by installing the first utility scale battery storage unit in the UK.

Flexitricity set to power a smart local energy scheme

Press Releases04 April 2019

Flexitricity will help deliver a leading-edge demonstrator project aimed at jump-starting the energy revolution.

Solar-powered car parks to drive electric vehicle growth

Press Releases26 March 2019

An R&D collaboration has been established to help power the electric vehicle revolution. Electric Vehicle costs are starting to fall and there is expected to be 9 million electric vehicles on UK roads by 2030. With this increased demand, it’s vital that the UK invests intelligently in developing the grid to ensure there is capacity for drivers to charge their electric vehicles.

Japanese energy experts learn about demand response

Press Releases05 March 2019

A team of delegates from the Japanese energy industry has visited a cold storage site in the UK to learn more about demand response.

Flexitricity welcomes National Grid’s announcement

Press Releases30 January 2019

Following the news from The National Grid regarding the new 'Distributed Resource' desk, a Flexitricity spokesperson said: “We’re delighted that National Grid is proving its commitment to a greener future and its faith in user-led energy in this way. Last autumn, Flexitricity opened the door to the Balancing Mechanism (BM) for business energy users and we have been successfully delivering short-term flexibility to National Grid since.”

Response from Flexitricity re the Drax Electric Insights Report Q3 2018 and its findings that the UK’s installed capacity of renewables has overtaken that of fossil fuels for the first time ever

Press Releases30 November 2018

Dr Alastair Martin, Chief Strategy Officer at demand response aggregator and business energy supplier, Flexitricity, said: “Today’s findings present a major milestone in the growth of green energy. Following the ‘year of firsts’ in 2017, which included the first coal free day, we saw wind meet nearly 30% of electricity needs during the toughest day of the year – right in the middle of the Beast from the East. ICL’s report also proves the doom merchants wrong – whatever happened to ‘Blackout Britain’?

Energy firm launches supply service and opens door to the most important market in flexible energy

Press Releases29 November 2018

Britain’s leading demand response aggregator, Flexitricity, has launched a new electricity and gas supply service, which will bring the flexibility of industrial and commercial energy users and small generators into the Balancing Mechanism - the real-time electricity market National Grid uses to balance supply and demand.

Innovative BEIS-backed Project Set to Unlock Demand Side Response Revenue for Smaller Sites

Press Releases11 September 2018

A project which aims to provide the first realistic opportunity for smaller commercial energy users across Britain to benefit from demand side response (DSR), has secured close to half a million in funding from the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

Public sector switches on to DSR: Flexitricity delivers over £1m to public sector in first four years of CCS framework

Press Releases31 July 2018

An Edinburgh-based demand side response (DSR) pioneer is calling on public services across the UK to explore their energy management potential after announcing it has delivered over £1m in revenue and cost savings to the public sector.

Edinburgh energy company eyes growth with new head of supply

Press Releases28 June 2018

- Flexitricity, an Edinburgh-based energy company specialising in demand side response, has appointed a new head of supply as it prepares to launch its commercial energy supply offering later this year. -

Edinburgh company celebrates £20m in savings to UK businesses over 10 years of smart grid operations

Press Releases25 June 2018

- An Edinburgh energy company started at a kitchen table is celebrating its birthday, by announcing it has surpassed the £20 million mark in benefits for its customers, over the past 10 years of live smart grid operations. -

Industry project sparks new approach to balancing a greener grid

Press Releases01 May 2018

- Flexitricity is working with National Grid to help find new ways to stabilise the Great Britain’s electricity transmission system as the nation’s energy becomes greener and fossil fuels are phased out. -

Seismic Shift in the UK Energy Market Set to Unlock Benefits for Energy Users

Press Releases11 April 2018

- Increased awareness and participation is putting energy customers in the driving seat, according to DSR pioneer -

Ameresco Partners with Flexitricity to Offer European Demand Side Response Solutions

Press Releases14 February 2018

- Ameresco’s customers will benefit from enhanced Demand Side Response solutions in the UK and across Europe -

The Capacity Market: “With the value in today’s electricity market spread between capacity, balancing services and energy itself, DSR resources should play both the long game and a wide one.”

Press Releases01 February 2018

Dr Alastair Martin, Founder and CSO, Flexitricity - “As we predicted, the first T-1 top-up capacity auction, which was highly pressurised and oversubscribed, has cleared at the lowest price of any auction so far in the Government’s Capacity Market." -

Flexitricity to change how electricity is traded and take on the Big Six

Press Releases12 December 2017

- Market-leading demand response firm to launch commercial supply service and unlock benefits of balancing mechanism -

Business born at a kitchen table moves to capital location

Press Releases30 May 2017

- Flexitricity expands in move to prime Edinburgh office -

Gateshead district energy project earns £1million boost on demand

Press Releases23 January 2017

- Partnership with Flexitricity turns capacity into cash -

“Flexible industry chops £40m from electricity bills”, says Flexitricity

Press Releases09 December 2016

– Demand response key to securing sustainable back-up reserve –

UK’s ‘hidden’ power stations to ease stressed grid

Press Releases18 October 2016

– Flexibility of 2,000+ CHP plants could make space for more green power –

Flexitricity steps in after major power station fails

Press Releases06 September 2016

A sudden failure at Spalding Power Station yesterday led to Flexitricity delivering emergency demand response.

Herald and Times subscribes to Demand Response

Press Releases29 June 2016

- Newspaper group connects to Flexitricity’s growing network of virtual power stations -

Surge of interest expected in £4.5m contract race

Press Releases07 April 2016

- Flexitricity opens doors for new connections to its demand response network -

Gusty days to generate windfall for UK businesses

Press Releases11 February 2016

- Grid launches new system to harness wind’s full potential -


Press Releases15 December 2015

Yesterday’s unplanned shutdown of one of Scotland’s main nuclear reactors demonstrated the value of a multi-faceted energy market, with business energy users helping keep the lights on.

Power Smart Business Can Resist New Charges

Press Releases10 December 2015

Industrial energy users must learn to flex their consumption to avoid new charges when the capacity market launches in 2018, according to the leading demand response provider, Flexitricity.

Why are the Lights going out - in utility company boardrooms? Asks Flexitricity's Dr Alastair Martin

Press Releases09 November 2015

EMEX 2015 presenter Dr Alastair Martin will be urging industrial and commercial (I&C) energy customers to expect more from their suppliers when he takes to the stage at the utilities and energy services seminar this Wednesday.


Press Releases04 November 2015

Dr Alastair Martin, chief strategy officer at demand response provider Flexitricity, said: “What we’re seeing is a warning from National Grid that they are unsure there is enough supply to meet demand. In other words, things are looking tight.

Demand Response Provider set to boost Capacity Market share

Press Releases21 October 2015

Britain’s largest demand response provider looks set to increase and extend its position within the Capacity Market (CM) after successfully pre-qualifying all of its submitted capacity.

Modern Energy Market to Turn Consumer to Producer

Press Releases09 September 2015

Britain’s largest demand response provider says a shake-up in the country’s energy market could see businesses in all sectors become the power stations of the future.

Companies Win Contracts For Reducing Power Demand

Press Releases23 September 2014

National Grid has contracted 319MW of Demand Side Balancing Reserve (DSBR) across 431 individual sites, to be available this winter.

Alpiq acquires British market leader in demand response

Press Releases08 April 2014

Alpiq has acquired the British company Flexitricity as of 7 April 2014. With this acquisition, Alpiq can support its strategy implementation by gaining access to specialised know-how and new markets in the area of decentralised energy management.

Virtual CHP Power Plants could be an answer to increasing network demand

Press Releases30 January 2014

Virtual Power Plants could decarbonise electricity supplies, while reducing demand on the electricity network by harnessing power from small clusters of combined heat and power (CHP) systems.

Thameswey puts energy into Project FALCON

Press Releases16 December 2013

WPD is delighted to announce the support of Thameswey Energy, through their partners Flexitricity, in agreeing to particpate in Project FALCON's Demand Response (DR) trial.

Public Sector can generate new revenue from existing electricity assets

Press Releases06 February 2013

Flexitricity to deliver demand response technology to public sector through new framework agreement.