frequency response

  • Energy storage and flexibility

    Chart of the week | Interactions between frequency response markets – can’t get enough

    Frequency response markets are in a period of transition, as the Electricity System Operator (ESO) looks to usher in a new suite of three faster-acting frequency response services that can better manage frequency changes on a low inertia, high renewables system. Dynamic Containment (DC), the first of these new services,...

  • E-mobility and low carbon

    Pixie Chart of the week | The uncertain future of household V2G value

    Vehicle-to-grid (V2G) is considered a step beyond smart charging, unlocking system benefits for a range of market participants. Our Pixie Chart of the Week explores a recent study by Element Energy, Vehicle to Grid Britain, and assesses the opportunities for V2G in a changing GB energy system for residential customers

  • Energy storage and flexibility

    Chart of the week | FFR tender results surprises

    On 16 October, National Grid ESO published its monthly tender results for the Firm Frequency Response (FFR) service. Stiff competition from participants, including battery storage projects and the influx of aggregators, have led to an oversupplied service. This has seen the prices realised fall and stagnate. This week look into...

  • Energy storage and flexibility

    Chart of the week | Battery overload: Storage and the FFR market

    Announcements of new grid-connected battery developments seem to occur on an almost daily basis.  Many of these developers are looking to enter the Firm Frequency Response (FFR) market. This is primarily due to the potential value as well as it suiting the characteristics of batteries. In this week's Chart of...