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Flexibility

We have launched our second round of Flexiblity Tenders and are seeking up to 95MW of Flexibility Services.

Flexible Networks & SPEN

To meet our evolving customer needs, we are developing smarter, more flexible network solutions  to help mitigate the need for traditional reinforcement and reduce costs for our customers.

We recognise that resources connected to our networks could provide services to assist in key areas that have specific challenges during periods of network constraint.

So we are exploring markets for flexibility with new and existing customers who are able and willing to control how much they generate or can reduce their demand.


Benefits

Flexibility will:

  • Assist Distribution Network Operators (DNOs) to transition to Distribution System Operators (DSOs) allowing us to plan and operate our networks more dynamically  to meet changing customer needs.
  • Reduce the need in some areas for costly, traditional reinforcement.
  • Allow consumers to capitalise on the opportunities arising from a transition to a smarter grid and participate in the low carbon future.

Flexibility Services

We are currently looking to procure up to 95MW of flexibility services to assist particular areas within both SP Distribution and SP Manweb during times of constraint.

To facilitate this round of tendering, we have entered into a commercial partnership with Piclo and our locations will be posted on the Piclo Flex platform here

The pre-qualification period will be open from 4th October to 6th December.  Competition will open on the 11th of December and close on the 15th of January 2020.

Flexibility providers are encouraged to register, free of charge, with Piclo Flex to allow them to view all opportunities. 

Responses from Flexibility providers will be used to:

  • Identify availability of flexibility resources in specific areas where flexibility could benefit the network
  • Understand the capabilities and restrictions of these resources
  • Evaluate the viability of using flexibility to meet network requirements.

Invitation to Tender Documentation

Flexibility Services Bid Assessment
'Invitation to Tender for the Provision of Flexibility Services' Letter

Part 1 - Invitation to Tender for the Provision of Flexibility Services

Part 2 (Policies):

Part 3  - Draft Flexibility Services Agreement

Part 4 - Flexibility Services ITT Supplier Questionnaire


Locations

To provide early visibility of the areas with a potential need for flexibility services, the following ten areas have been identified. 

Competition Notification 4th October
Prequalification periods

4th October to 6th December

Bid window Open 11th December
Bid Deadline

15th January 2020

Contract Award 14th February 2020

Please use the links below to navigate directly to each Location. 

SP MANWEB

Flintshire

Flexibility providers operating in the following postcode areas are required:

  • CH6
  • CH8

Year

Response Type

Period

Service Window

Days

Service Type

Duration

Availability
Rate
£/MW/h or
£/MVAr/h
Utilisation
Rate
£/MWh or
£/MVArh

Demand
(+ increase / - reduce)

Generation
(+ export / - import)

MW

MVAR

MW

MVAR

2020/21

-4.18

-1.375

4.18

1.375

Winter

16:30 - 19:30

Mon-Fri

Post Fault

3 Hours

5 400

-15.675

-5.148

15.675

5.148

Summer

07:30 - 22:30

Mon-Fri

Restore

3 Hours

0 1000

2021/22

-4.73

-1.551

4.73

1.551

Winter

16:00 - 19:30

Mon-Fri

Post Fault

3 Hours

5 400

-19.36

-6.380

19.36

6.380

Summer

07:00 - 22:30

Mon-Fri

Restore

3 Hours

0 1000

2022/23

-5.225

-1.936

5.225

1.936

Winter

16:00 - 19:30

Mon-Fri

Post Fault

3 Hours

5 400

-20.9

-6.875

20.9

6.875

Summer

07:00 - 22:30

Mon-Fri

Restore

3 Hours

0 1000

Flexibility Contract Duration

Start Date

End Date

Q1 2020

Q1 2023

Definition of Type

Post Fault

To help with restoration following fault conditions. Such events offer no warning as they result from equipment failure. Response from providers would be used to reduce stress on the network.

Restore

To help with restoration following double outage conditions (usually a fault that occurs during planned maintenance). Such events offer no warning as they result from equipment failure. Response from providers would be used to reduce stress on the network and help restore supplies.

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SP MANWEB

Ringway

Flexibility providers operating in the following postcode areas are required:

  • WA15

Year

Response Type

Period

Service Window

Days

Service Type

Duration

Availability
Rate
£/MW/h or
£/MVAr/h
Utilisation
Rate
£/MWh or
£/MVArh

Demand
(+ increase / - reduce)

Generation
(+ export / - import)

MW

MVAR

MW

MVAR

2020/21

-0.55

-0.187

0.55

0.187

Winter

11:00 - 21:00

All Days

Post Fault

3 Hours

15 400

Flexibility Contract Duration

Start Date

End Date

Q1 2020

Q1 2021

Definition of Type

Post Fault

To help with restoration following fault conditions. Such events offer no warning as they result from equipment failure. Response from providers would be used to reduce stress on the network.

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SP MANWEB

North Shropshire

Flexibility providers operating in the following postcode areas are required:

  • SY4
  • SY13

Year

Response Type

Period

Service Window

Days

Service Type

Duration

Availability
Rate
£/MW/h or
£/MVAr/h
Utilisation
Rate
£/MWh or
£/MVArh

Demand
(+ increase / - reduce)

Generation
(+ export / - import)

MW

MVAR

MW

MVAR

2020/21

-6.05

-1.98

6.05

1.98

Summer

07:00 - 19:00

Mon-Fri

Post Fault/
Planned Outage

3 Hours

15 400

-8.03

-2.64

8.03

2.64

Winter

06:30 - 20:00

All Days

Post Fault

3 Hours

15 400

2021/22

-6.6

-2.20

6.6

2.20

Summer

07:00 - 19:00

Mon-Fri

Post Fault/
Planned Outage

3 Hours

15 400

-8.8

-2.86

8.8

2.86

Winter

06:30 - 20:30

All Days

Post Fault

3 Hours

15 400

2022/23

-7.15

-2.31

7.15

2.31

Summer

07:00 - 18:30

Mon-Sat

Post Fault/
Planned Outage

3 Hours

15 400

-9.46

-3.08

9.46

3.08

Winter

06:00 - 20:30

All Days

Post Fault

3 Hours

15 400

Flexibility Contract Duration

Start Date

End Date

Q1 2020

Q1 2023

Definition of Type

Post Fault

To help with restoration following fault conditions. Such events offer no warning as they result from equipment failure. Response from providers would be used to reduce stress on the network.

Post Fault / Planned Outage

In circumstances where a fault occurs during a planned outage.

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SP MANWEB

Newtown / Welshpool

Flexibility providers operating in the following postcode areas are required:

  • SY5
  • SY10
  • SY11
  • SY21
  • SY22

Year

Response Type

Period

Service Window

Days

Service Type

Duration

Availability
Rate
£/MW/h
Utilisation
Rate
£/MWh

Demand
(+ increase / - reduce)

Generation
(+ export / - import)

MW

MW

2020/21

-3.96

3.96

Summer

06:30 - 21:00

Mon-Fri

Post Fault /
Planned Outage

3 Hours

15 400

-4.4

4.4

Winter

06:30 - 21:00

Mon-Fri

Post Fault

3 Hours

15 400

Flexibility Contract Duration

Start Date

End Date

Q1 2020

Q1 2021

Definition of Type

Post Fault

To help with restoration following fault conditions. Such events offer no warning as they result from equipment failure. Response from providers would be used to reduce stress on the network.

Post Fault / Planned Outage

In circumstances where a fault occurs during a planned outage.

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SP MANWEB

Crewe

Flexibility providers operating in the following postcode areas are required:

  • CW1
  • CW2
  • CW3
  • CW5
  • CW11
  • CW12
  • SY14
  • ST7

Year

Response Type

Period

Service Window

Days

Service Type

Duration

Availability
Rate
£/MW/h
Utilisation
Rate
£/MWh

Demand
(+ increase / - reduce)

Generation
(+ export / - import)

MW

MW

2020/21

-27.72

27.72

Summer

07:30 - 21:30

All Days

Restore

1 Hour

0 1000

2021/22

-29.15

29.15

Summer

07:30 - 21:30

All Days

Restore

1 Hour

0 1000

2022/23

-33.00

33.00

Summer

07:30 - 21:30

All Days

Restore

1 Hour

0 1000

Flexibility Contract Duration

Start Date

End Date

Q2 2020

Q3 2022

Definition of Type

Restore

To help with restoration following double outage conditions (usually a fault that occurs during planned maintenance). Such events offer no warning as they result from equipment failure. Response from providers would be used to reduce stress on the network and help restore supplies.

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SP MANWEB

Carrington / Fiddlers Ferry

Flexibility providers operating in the following postcode areas are required:

CW10, CW7, CW9, CW8, CW4, WA1, WA2, WA3, WA4, WA5, WA6, WA13, WA15, WA16

Year

Response Type

Period

Service Window

Days

Service Type

Duration

Availability
Rate
£/MW/h
Utilisation
Rate
£/MWh

Demand
(+ increase / - reduce)

Generation
(+ export / - import)

MW

MW

2022/23

-11.44

11.44

Summer

17:00 - 18:00

Mon-Fri

Post Fault

1 Hour

75 600

Flexibility Contract Duration

Start Date

End Date

Q2 2022

Q3 2022

Definition of Type

Post Fault

To help with restoration following fault conditions.  Such events offer no warning as they result from equipment failure.  Response from providers would be used to reduce stress on the network.

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SP DISTRIBUTION

Broxburn

Flexibility providers operating in the following postcode areas are required:

EH29, EH5, EH52, DG2, DG2, EH15, EH2, EH27, EH3, EH30, EH4, EH49, EH52

Year

Response Type

Period

Service Window

Days

Service Type

Duration

Availability
Rate
£/MW/h
Utilisation
Rate
£/MWh

Demand
(+ increase / - reduce)

Generation
(+ export / - import)

MW

MW

2020/21

-1.254

1.254

Nov-Jan

16:00 - 17:30

Weekdays

Post Fault

3 Hours

75 600

2021/22

-1.397

1.397

Nov-Jan

16:00 - 17:30

Weekdays

Post Fault

3 Hours

75 600

2022/23

-1.54

1.54

Nov-Jan

16:00 - 18:00

Weekdays

Post Fault

3 Hours

75 600

Flexibility Contract Duration

Start Date

End Date

Q1 2020

Q1 2023

Definition of Type

Post Fault

To help with restoration following fault conditions. Such events offer no warning as they result from equipment failure. Response from providers would be used to reduce stress on the network.

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SP DISTRIBUTION

Berwick

Flexibility providers operating in the following postcode areas are required:

  • TD11
  • TD14
  • TD15
  • TD1

Year

Response Type

Period

Service Window

Days

Service Type

Duration

Availability
Rate
£/MW/h
Utilisation
Rate
£/MWh

Demand
(+ increase / - reduce)

Generation
(+ export / - import)

MW

MW

2020/21

-3.762

3.762

Nov-Feb

00:00 - 23:30

All Days

Post Fault

3 Hours

5 200

2021/22

-3.894

3.894

Oct-Feb

00:00 - 23:30

All Days

Post Fault

3 Hours

5 200

2022/23

-4.037

4.037

Oct-Feb

00:00 - 23:30

All Days

Post Fault

3 Hours

5 200

Flexibility Contract Duration

Start Date

End Date

Q1 2020

Q1 2023

Definition of Type

Post Fault

To help with restoration following fault conditions. Such events offer no warning as they result from equipment failure. Response from providers would be used to reduce stress on the network.

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SP DISTRIBUTION

Durie House

Flexibility providers operating in the following postcode areas are required:

KY8, KY15, KY7, KY9, PH1, KY1, KY10, KY16

Year

Response Type

Period

Service Window

Days

Service Type

Duration

Availability
Rate
£/MW/h
Utilisation
Rate
£/MWh

Demand
(+ increase / - reduce)

Generation
(+ export / - import)

MW

MW

2020/21

-0.616

0.616

Nov-Jan

16:00 - 18:00

Weekdays

Post Fault

3 Hours

75 600

2021/22

-0.671

0.671

Nov-Jan

16:00 - 18:00

Weekdays

Post Fault

3 Hours

75 600

2022/23

-0.737

0.737

Nov-Jan

16:00 - 18:30

Weekdays

Post Fault

3 Hours

75 600

Flexibility Contract Duration

Start Date

End Date

Q1 2020

Q1 2023

Definition of Type

Post Fault

To help with restoration following fault conditions. Such events offer no warning as they result from equipment failure. Response from providers would be used to reduce stress on the network.

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SP DISTRIBUTION

Paulville

Flexibility providers operating in the following postcode areas are required:

CW9, EH18, EH4, EH47, EH48, EH49, ML11

Year

Response Type

Period

Service Window

Days

Service Type

Duration

Availability
Rate
£/MW/h
Utilisation
Rate
£/MWh

Demand
(+ increase / - reduce)

Generation
(+ export / - import)

MW

MW

2020/21

-1.87

1.87

Nov-Feb

08:30 - 20:00

All Days

Post Fault

3 Hours

25 600

2021/22

-1.98

1.98

Nov-Feb

08:30 - 20:00

All Days

Post Fault

3 Hours

25 600

2022/23

-1.98

1.98

Nov-Feb

08:30 - 20:00

All Days

Post Fault

3 Hours

25 600

Flexibility Contract Duration

Start Date

End Date

Q1 2020

Q1 2023

Definition of Type

Post Fault

To help with restoration following fault conditions. Such events offer no warning as they result from equipment failure. Response from providers would be used to reduce stress on the network.

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