ACT NOW: SSEN seeks flexibility providers in south of England

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) is looking for small-scale power asset owners who can operate flexibly to help operations in its Southern network. Interested parties are invited to sign up for a webinar on Friday at 10am to find out more about the scheme.

In these so-called constraint-managed zones (CMZs), renewable energy generators including hydro, solar and wind owners, can be paid to provide power to support SSEN’s network during periods of maintenance and in response to faults on the network. Battery operators can also opt-in and service providers can also opt in to be paid to turn down their electricity demand when necessary.
SSEN has identified four areas that can use flexible services at these times:
Havant (Secure, Dynamic and Restore)
Chickerell (Secure, Dynamic and Restore)
Thatcham (Secure, Dynamic and Restore)
Rownhams (Secure, Dynamic and Restore)

These areas are will be live on Piclo Flex in the coming weeks, the independent marketplace for buying and selling smart grid flexibility services, and SSEN is calling on interested parties to register at
Friday’s webinar will include an overview of CMZs and the different services that can be offered in each location.  It will also cover the procurement process.

Sign up for the webinar here