Western Power Distribution aims to buy 184MW of flex


Western Power Distribution (WPD) has outlined plans to buy a further 184MW of flexibility.

The distribution network operator said it needs that flexibility this year and next across 17 zones (see map below and this postcode checker) and will launch new zones for procurement in January.

“This latest round of procurement sees our flexibility requirement grow significantly and now includes parts of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly,” said Western Power Distribution network strategy manager, Ben Godfrey.

“We’ll also be working alongside Centrica on the Cornwall Local Energy Market which will allow us to see how market platforms can help increase the visibility of flexibility services by different parties and avoid problems when more than one party uses services in the same area.”

An invitation to tender will be launched on 12 August, procurement results will be published 7 October. Potential participants need to register their interest by responding to WPD’s procurement notice.

Full details of the requirements in each zone are available at www.flexiblepower.co.uk, including zone locations, when flexibility is required for each zone, the required availability windows and the MWhs needed within each month.

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