Wednesday 20 December 2023

Electricity flexibility: pathways to making it mainstream

Electricity flexibility: pathways to making it mainstream

Electricity flexibility makes the news

Five years ago, not even the keenest electricity expert would have believed that demand-side flexibility would ever make the News at Ten. Yet last winter, it did. Television and radio stations covered the first deployment of National Grid’s Demand Flexibility Service.

What was behind this unprecedented interest? Money. To be more precise, the rising price of electricity following the energy crisis caused by the war in Ukraine. Huge
numbers of people wanted to discover more about a subject they might’ve originally considered of interest only to energy professionals. What they had in common was that they were keen to find out how they could reduce their electricity bills.

Why do we need electricity flexibility?

As we decarbonise energy in our efforts to reach net zero, electricity flexibility is going to play an ever more important role.

Old-style thermal power could be turned on to meet demand whenever it was needed.

Find out more on the benefits of energy flexibility

Written by

Sumit Bose

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