Flexibility & network services

In order for increasingly localised and decentralised renewable generation projects, energy storage and electric vehicle charging to function effectively without an overhaul to the local and national grid networks, new approaches for flexibility need to be built into future energy systems and markets. Flexibility and demand response services provide new revenue opportunities for community energy organisations.

Guides to flexibility and demand-side services

  • Low Carbon Hub - webinar on the role of flexibility in a net zero energy system (watch below).
  • Carbon Co-op and Regen - guide to local flexibility markets and how community energy organisations can get involved (download below).

Revenue stacking

It can be challenging to build a viable business case around providing network flexibility services. The ENA has produced a guide on how to "stack" revenues from different flexibility markets (e.g. by contracting both with your regional distribution network operator and the national transmission network operator at the same time) - download below.

Distribution network operators' (DNOs) requirements and auctions

Community energy projects

  • Carbon Co-op - trial domestic flexibility service, PowerShaper.
  • Bath & West Community Energy - trial domestic flexibility service, Flex Community.

Video Resources

Documents & Downloads