Flexibility providers (DER owners & Technical Aggregators)
Flexibility Providers (DER owners & technical aggregators) who can provide flex to the DSO Flexibility.
Key messages for you:
- TRANSITION has delivered an evidential base to inform decisions on market design for flexibility services and proven the value of collaboration and coordination, leading to a whole systems approach in ED2.
- Simplified contractual arrangements are key to enabling wider participation and unlocking flexibility from aggregators and suppliers.
- A liquid market requires a fair price for flexibility that reflects the associated local and wider socio-economic benefits and the value obtained freely by other market actors, such as the ESO.
- TRANSITION successfully tested the neutral facilitation of a marketplace can enable the delivery of a variety of flexibility and capacity services and products (delivery timescales).
- Robust digital models of the LV network at the street level form the basis for accurate forecasts that can enable greater uptake of LCTs.
- The automation of PSA modelling at all voltage levels can facilitate the identification and communication of flexibility requirements within DNOs and to potential flexibility providers.
- Automatic constraint prediction and economic optimisation tools are required to enable the efficient use of flexibility at scale.
What does DSO mean for you:
- Simple and standardised services, processes and solutions to make it easier to participate in different markets.
- Improved data and a fair value for flexibility to support investment.
- A single marketplace for services with different routes to market.
- Increased market opportunity for flexibility services.
- Clear communication and transparent rules for contracting, delivering and settling flexibility.
The key learnings from TRANSITION and what we are doing next…
Key Learnings and Outcomes
- Alternative routes to market, e.g., via different platforms, can provide more access opportunities for participants.
- We have developed a robust process which defines what needs to be done, when, and by whom to enable flexibility.
- The S&D tool can provide a formal and transparent means for contracting and delivering flexibility.
- The ability to stack different revenue streams is imperative to a liquid market in which both Market Participants and the network can benefit.
- Market participants need contractual mechanisms that are easy to understand, concise, efficient, and accessible.
What are we doing next?
- Use feedback to inform the tools, products and services we will develop in Business as Usual.
- Defining an easy and quick process for new and existing flexible resources to register assets for flexibility services.
- Increase the use of flexibility and share valuable data with flexibility providers.
- Review the service requirements and primacy rules to ensure market participants can participate across markets.
- Use feedback to ensure future contractual mechanisms are appropriate for all market participants.
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