UK DNOs collaborate
UK distribution network operators Northern Powergrid, SP Energy Networks, Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks and Western Power Distribution have formed a partnership to provide a simpler way for customers to engage with the distribution flexibility services market, also known as ‘flex providers’, such as OVO, Octopus, Bulb, and others.
A statement on Norther Power Grid’s website says that flex providers will be able to view flexibility locations, requirement data, procurement notices and documentation published by all four DNOs on a single, joint website - www.flexiblepower.co.uk.
Jim Cardwell, Northern Powergrid’s Head of Policy Development, said: “We’re committed to rolling out customer flexibility across our network in way that delivers the best service at the lowest cost for our customers and supports the delivery of net zero.
“This is an industry first and a fundamental step change in how network businesses will operate flexibility.”