Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) Distribution has released its largest single offering of flexibility services zones. The 37 new zones sit across the north of Scotland and central southern England and tenders will be open to all providers with no capacity limits. Also known as Constraint Managed Zones (CMZs), tendering for these flexibility services zones offers an alternative to traditional network management, allowing renewable energy generation and storage to manage high levels of demand as opposed to diesel generators or back-up power stations.
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BP has continued its clean tech acquisition push, shelling out an undisclosed sum to acquire UK-based demand response and flexible grid outfit Open Energi. The oil and gas giant announced today that Open Energi will join its BP Launchpad portfolio of start-up and scale-up technology companies that can support its overarching net zero emission goals. Open Energi is one of the leading players in the UK’s fast-expanding flexible grid market, which sees operators use a combination of artificial intelligence, digital technologies, energy storage capacity, and demand response systems to dynamically manage power supply and demand.
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