• Energy storage and flexibility

    Chart of the week | Back in from the cold: the resurrection of STOR procurement

    On 1 April National Grid ESO commenced procuring Short Term Operating Reserve (STOR) at the day-ahead stage, reviving the procurement of the STOR service since it was halted back in December 2019. The freeze in the procurement of firm STOR contracts and the eventual move to day-ahead procurement was driven...

  • Energy storage and flexibility

    Pixie Chart of the week | WPD flexibility results show increased engagement

    Western Power Distribution (WPD) published detailed results of its latest flexibility tender on 20 April. The distribution network owner procured 94.8MW of flexible capacity in its 2020 Cycle 1 procurement exercise. Consequently, this brought its total volume of contracted flexibility to 217MW. The exercise, the fifth since the launch of...

  • Energy storage and flexibility

    Pixie Chart of the week | DNOs realise mixed flexibility procurement results

    The Energy Networks Association (ENA) has compiled the flexibility procurement timetables for all distribution network operators (DNOs) in Great Britain. The schedule highlights DNO flexibility procurement between 2018 and 2020. This week’s chart summarises the buying timeline and the subsequent phases of progression, split between communication of the procurement requirement,...