Flexitricity launches service to boost grid flexibility

It will enable industrial and commercial energy users and small generators to access the Balancing Mechanism

Demand response aggregator Flexitricity has launched a new service to bring the flexibility of industrial and commercial energy users and small generators into the Balancing Mechanism.

Scottish Minister for Energy, Connectivity and the Islands, Paul Wheelhouse, welcomed the new scheme, which will give businesses direct access to both wholesale energy markets and the real-time electricity market National Grid uses to balance supply and demand.

Until recently, the Balancing Mechanism has generally been used by traditional energy suppliers, such as the Big Six, who have available capacity to sell - this is changing as generation assets become more distributed and decentralised.

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