ENW has up to £2M to offer to organisations who can flex power demand in the North West. Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Cumbria key areas

Electricity North West is looking to make payments totalling up to £2 milliom to businesses and customers who have control of their electricity demand or generation and can provide flexibility services. ENW is seeking a total of 259MW across 37 locations in its region between 2022 and 2024.
Requirements are greatest in the Lancashire area, with nearly 140MW flexibility needed. In Greater Manchester it is seeking 50MW and in Cumbria almost 40MW.
Flexibility can be provided by reducing electricity demand at certain times of the day, increasing generation at times of high demand or installing energy efficiency measures such as LED lighting or solar panels, which reduce overall demand. To help potential partners understanding opportunities a webinar is being held on 3 December (sign up here). One-to one discussions are also available here.
Potential flexibility providers have to register and pre-qualify by is 21 January 2022 using the Piclo Flex platform.
Lois Clark, DSO Commercial Lead at Electricity North West said she was “delighted to have opened our flexibility service tender process to energy efficiency schemes, which we believe have a huge part to play in facilitating this change and help to finance our net zero goals.”
She added, “We realise that not every business is familiar with flexibility services and what this means to them, as this is still a relatively new area, so encourage anyone who wants to find out more to come and talk to us, so they can benefit from financial opportunities while also doing their bit for net zero targets.”
The company said various organisations can benefit from providing flexibility, ranging from specialist energy companies, aggregators, farmers, supermarkets and owners of electric vehicle fleets, to non-specialist businesses looking for extra income who just happen to be in the right location. Locations change over time, so registration is also encouraged from those outside listed areas for future tenders.
The tender is Electricity North West’s ninth and takes its flexibility requirements up to over 750MW across over 100 areas in the north west.
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