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ScottishPower | Iberdrola.com

Flexibility

Flexible Networks & SPEN

To meet our evolving customer NEEDS, we will need to develop smarter, more flexible network solutions which could 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.

We will therefore explore 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 to meet changing customer needs.
  • Reduces 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.

Piclo Trial

Piclo Energy were awarded £400k of funding in Sep-17 from BEIS Energy Entrepreneurs Fund (EEF) to develop a new online marketplace for local electricity flexibility trading to help DNOs play an active role in managing local smart grids. We have contracted to participate in Phase 2 of the Piclo Live Trial and our initial locations will be posted on the Piclo Flex platform

Flexibility providers are encouraged to register, free of charge, with Piclo Flex to enable 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.

Locations

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

SP MANWEB

Newtown - Welshpool

Flexibility providers operating in the following postcode areas are required:

  • SY15
  • SY16
  • SY18
  • SY21

Area

Newtown

Newtown

Newtown

Welshpool

Buttington Cross

Type

Post Fault

Post Fault or Planned Outage

Post Fault during Planned Outage

Post Fault

Post Fault

Requirement

10MVA

5MVA

40MVA

5 - 20MVA

7MVA

Period

Nov – Feb

Mar - Oct

Mar - Oct

Nov – Feb

Mar - Oct

Days

Weekdays

Weekdays

All

Weekdays

Weekdays

Times

07:00 – 10:00

16:30 – 20:00

07:00 – 10:00

16:30 – 20:00

When notified (for 3 Hours )

07:00 – 10:00

16:30 – 20:00

07:00 – 10:00

16:30 – 20:30

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 or Planned Outage In circumstances as above or during planned outages on the network (i.e. operational states of the network where an equipment is out-of-service to enable repairs or maintenance activities) where services could be contracted pre or post event.
Post Fault during Planned Outage In circumstances where a fault occurs during a planned outage.

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SP MANWEB

Flintshire

Flexibility providers operating in the following postcode areas are required:

  • CH6
  • CH8

Area

Flint

Flint

Greenfield

Type

Post Fault

Post Fault

Post Fault during Planned Outage

Requirement

15MVA

10MVA

2 - 5MVA

Period

Nov – Feb

Mar - Oct

Mar - Oct

Days

Weekdays

Weekdays

Weekdays

Times

07:00 – 10:00

16:30 – 20:00

07:00 – 10:00

16:30 – 20:00

07:00 – 10:00

16:30 – 20:00

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 or Planned Outage

In circumstances where a fault occurs during a planned outage.


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SP DISTRIBUTION

Warout Road

Flexibility providers operating in the following postcode areas are required:

  • KY6
  • KY7

Area

Warout Road

Warout Road – Pitteuchar

Warout Road – Queensway

Type

Post Fault

Post Fault during Planned Outage

Post Fault during Planned Outage

Requirement

1MVA

2MVA

1MVA

Period

Nov – Dec

Jan - Dec

Jan - Dec

Days

All

All

All

Times

10:00 to 17:00

10:00 to 17:00

10:00 to 17:00

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 during Planned Outage In circumstances where a fault occurs during a planned outage.