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Commercial opportunities in UK’s £1bn ancillary services market (2014 / 2015)

Jun 09, 2015 No Comments by

Ancillary services are a suite of specialist services and markets provided by the system operator to facilitate and support the continuous flow of electricity and ensure demand matches supply and balance supply and demand in the final hour before settlement. The purpose of ancillary services is to provide support across the whole of the electricity […]

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Commercial Frequency Response Market Worth £126m in 2014 / 2015

Jun 04, 2015 No Comments by

Commercial Frequency Response spending is split between Firm Frequency Response (FFR) and Frequency Control by Demand Management (FCDM). Firm Frequency Response (FFR) is the firm provision of Dynamic or Non-Dynamic response to changes in Frequency. Unlike Mandatory Frequency response, FFR is open to Balancing Mechanism Unit (BMU) and non-BMU providers, existing Mandatory Frequency Response providers […]

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Footroom Market to Reduce Curtailment of Renewable Energy Worth £8m in 2014 / 2015

Jun 04, 2015 2 Comments

Footroom enables renewable energy produced by wind turbine during periods of low demand to be utilised, rather than curtailed. Footroom is available to both generators and loads. Generators receive income from for cutrailing output and consuming grid-supplied electricity. Loads beneft by increasing consumption at times when renewable generation would otherwise be curtailed. Footroom: Market Size […]

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STOR Market for Short Term Generation Support Worth £62m in 2014 / 2015

Jun 04, 2015 No Comments

Short Term Operating Reserve (STOR) is a service for the provision of additional active power from generation and/or demand reduction. There are two types of STOR service: Committed: STOR service provider makes the service available for all required availability windows within the contracted term Flexible Service: greater freedom as to how many hours the STOR […]

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Fast Reserve Market to Support Sudden Changes in Grid Frequency Worth £130m in 2014 / 2015

Jun 03, 2015 No Comments

Fast Reserve provides the rapid and reliable delivery of active power through an increased output from generation or a reduction in consumption from demand sources, following receipt of an electronic despatch instruction from National Grid. Fast Reserve is used, in addition to other energy balancing services, to control frequency changes that might arise from sudden, […]

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