Anyone who owns or manages an asset that can turn its demand and/or generation up or down when requested, and that has at least half-hourly monitoring, can potentially participate in a flexibility market. The monitoring will be required to prove that your asset has delivered the energy, or reduced the demand, that was requested.
You will need to be a commercial companies or businesses to take part in the trials – they are not directly open to domestic participants. Domestic customers who wish to take part should do this through an aggregator.
Things like automation of control (that enable you to turn something on or off remotely) may help you participate in flexibility events, but this is not necessarily required for you to participate.
All asset owners/managers will be asked to complete a company pre-qualifier. This will include some basic questions around your company.
We are running our trials in specific Bulk Supply Point (BSP) substation areas and will need the address and postcode of your asset to check it is connected at the right point in the network.
Please check our information here to see if you fall into one of our trial areas.
Once your company and its assets have been pre-qualified you will be asked to sign a Framework Agreement which will allow you to take part in the flexibility market auctions.
If you are interested in taking part please complete our Expression of Interest form.