Ameresco has partnered with Flexitricity to provide demand side response (DSR) services to its industrial and commercial customers in the UK and Europe.
It will enter firms’ load flexibility and generation assets into National Grid balancing services including Short Term Operating Reserve (Stor), Capacity Market, Frequency Response, Demand Turn-Up and Enhanced Frequency Control services, plus Triad.
Flexitricity CEO Ron Ramage said Ameresco’s “commercial approach and cultural fit aligns well with Flexitricity’s” and believes the combined approach will deliver stronger outcomes for customers.
Ameresco vice president Derek Dixon claimed that the partnership enables the firms to “deploy the UK’s widest and most sophisticated DSR solutions available.”
Flexitricity recently applied for an energy supply licence, which will enable it to extract greater value from non-contracted flexibility in the Balancing Mechanism (BM), as well as the contracted products cited above.
The BM currently represents a potential prize pool of around £350m a year.
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