Flexitricity welcomes National Grid’s announcement

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.”

“We believe that flexible energy use is a vital part of a greener energy system, balancing variable renewable generation and growing demand as heat and transport are electrified.  Flexibility will initially be provided by a wide range of behind the meter and front of the meter assets, such as industrial, commercial and public sector load and combined heat and power, together with battery storage and peaking generation. In the future, community energy and electric vehicle charging as well as smart homes will also play a vital role. Flexitricity’s job is to make this feasible and economically attractive for all types of energy user.  National Grid’s role is vital in ensuring that flexible capacity has full access to the market, and this announcement is a huge step forward.”


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Issued by Media Zoo on behalf of Flexitricity.

For more information please contact:

Neil McDonald: neil@mediazoo.tv / 07428 398 402 / 0141 471 8399

Ross Henderson: ross@mediazoo.tv / 07954 995 104 / 0141 471 8399

Notes to Editors:

For the full press release from National Grid please see:

http://media.nationalgrid.com/press-releases/uk-press-releases/national-grid-eso/every-little-helps-big-boost-for-smaller-electricity-providers/

About Flexitricity

Flexitricity created and now operates the first, largest and most advanced demand-response portfolio in GB and has unsurpassed knowledge of the market and its requirements.

Headquartered in Edinburgh, Flexitricity partners with businesses throughout Great Britain to provide reserve electricity to National Grid.  The word “Flexitricity” means “Flexible Electricity”. The company looks for flexibility in electricity consumption and generation, creating revenue for energy users and generators as well as reducing national CO2 emissions and helping to secure energy supplies.

Their team is fully engaged at industry and regulatory level and has a track record that demonstrates innovation and delivery success.

Flexitricity is part of the Alpiq Group, a leading Swiss electricity and energy service provider with a strong presence across Europe.