A new tool has been launched which helps flexibility providers follow a clear, common and more accurate approach for measuring how much flexibility they have delivered to Britain’s distribution network operators, the Energy Networks Association has announced.
The tool was designed by Open Networks in collaboration with the TRANSITION project led by SSEN Distribution and developed by energy consultancy TNEI. The tool and accompanying user guide is available on ENA’s website.
The tool, designed by ENA’s Open Networks programme and the TRANSITION project led by Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) Distribution, has been developed by specialist energy consultancy TNEI. It will be used by flexibility providers to explore and determine their baseline calculations for participating in flexibility markets. A baseline is required to allow ongoing understanding and verification of the volume of flexibility services provided.
The tool has been created to be enduring and under open governance arrangements. It allows for:
• A standard and consistent decision-making process across all DNO’s so those wishing to provide flexibility services to the networks know exactly what criteria will be used to assess their delivery no matter the location.
• More transparency, with DNOs and flexibility providers being able to better validate how much flexibility is being provided.
• More competitive outcomes through a more accountable and transparent approach.
• Increased stakeholder confidence, as delivery into the distribution flexibility market and visibility of any potential earnings will be consistent and easier to assess.
• Increased participation, by removing barriers and developing a clear and adoptable common approach.
The organisation is encouraging flexibility providers, DNO representatives and anyone with an interest in this area to join a workshop webinar on 20 April at 2pm, which will include a practical run through of the new tool alongside an opportunity for Q&As.
Find out more and sign up here