A Government-backed local flexibility market trial has seen more than 24,000 peer-to-peer trades take place, enabling local wind energy to power homes and provide flexible services to the national energy market. Orkney hosted the two-year Project TradDER trial, led by Electron. The trial aimed to demonstrate how energy storage, demand-side response and clean energy generation can be combined to create flexible energy exchanges that tap into both local and national markets. Electron aimed to create a trading platform for markets and players to bid for services to improve flexibility. Orkney was chosen due to the high levels of curtailment of renewable generation on the island and the lack of access to national grids. More than 24,000 peer-to-peer trades took place across the trial. The concept of TraDER is based on a Distribution System Operator (DSO), whereas other demonstrator projects are usually single-supplier-led or DNO operated.
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