UK Power Networks (UKPN) has announced the results of the biggest flexibility tender ever, with £14 million worth of contracts signed. This amounts to 123MW of flexible power, with the 2019/2020 tender covering 55 high voltage zones and 60 low voltage zones. These serve 10% of the network’s customers, representative of two million homes and businesses. Of these, 16 different providers have now gained contracts for 42 of the high voltages zones and 15 of the low voltage areas tendered. These represent the first low voltage flexibility agreements for an energy network in the world. The providers include a range of different flexibility solutions, including battery storage, virtual power plants and heat pumps, according to UKPN. Head of smart grid development Sotiris Georgiopoulos said the round demonstrated the enthusiasm there is to take part in the UK flexibility market.
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