REA welcomes Energy Networks Association’s six steps for delivering flexibility services report

  • Today the Energy Networks Association (ENA) published their report: Building a more efficient, smarter, cleaner energy system: Our six steps for delivering flexibility services

Commenting on the announcement, Frank Gordon Head of Policy at the REA said:

“The ENA’s flexibility commitment demonstrates clear and positive actions towards net zero. Flexibility markets are essential if homes, businesses and communities are to play a role in the cheaper, cleaner electricity system of the future.

“Clarity will be key in the transition to Net Zero and the ENA’s six step plan clearly identifies how network operators will run flexibility markets in the future to support the growth of the UK energy storage market. A future UK electricity system with high energy storage deployment will reduce the need to produce ‘peak’ demand from fossil fuels, accelerate decarbonisation by increasing further the efficiency of wind and solar generation, and will reduce the need for costly grid reinforcement.

“We look forward to working with industry and the ENA to support this energy system transition, and encourage DNOs, Transmission Owners and National Grid ESO to build on this plan with more detailed strategies, and urgent action to enact this.”
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Notes to editors

• The full report the ENA can be found here: http://www.energynetworks.org/assets/files/ENA%20Flexibility%20Commitment%20Our%20Six%20Steps%20for%20Delivering%20Flexibility%20Services.pdf

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