WPD tenders for 93MW of demand-side response


Western Power Distribution (WPD) plans to procure 93.4MW of flexible power, or demand-side response (DSR) across 12 zones for delivery this year and next.

The company has also outlined the kind of services it will require to help balance parts of its network over the next five years. Further zones will be released for procurement in July 2019.

As WPD’s requirements are highly location specific, the company has produced a postcode checker for interested parties to check whether they might have assets in the right locations. If so, they may be eligible to receive payments in return for flexibility services using distribution connection generation or curtailing load.

An invitation to tender will be published in March, with results published in May.

Potential participants need to register their interest by responding to WPD’s procurement notice which is available here. Those that pass a pre-qualification questionnaire will be invited to tender.

Details on what is required, where and when are available here.

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