Power Responsive is a stakeholder-led programme, facilitated by National Grid ESO, to stimulate increased participation in the different forms of flexible technology such as Demand Side Response (DSR) and storage.

It brings together industry and energy users, to work together in a co-ordinated way. A key priority is to grow participation in DSR, making it easier for industrial and commercial businesses to get involved and to realise the financial and carbon-cutting benefits.

The role of Power Responsive is to:

  • Raise awareness of DSR and engage effectively with businesses.

  • Shape the growth of the market in a joined-up way and ensure demand has equal opportunity with the supply side when it comes to balancing the system.

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    Power Responsive Summer Event 2022

    This year the Power Responsive Summer Event played host to expert speakers and exhibitors from across the energy industry including BEIS, Ofgem, National Grid ESO, DNO's, Aggregators, Consultants and Investors. The days focus was on market revenue opportunities and how demand side flexibility (DSF) can contribute to reducing consumer energy costs whilst maintaining security of supply.

    Date: 13 July 2022

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    Balancing services website review

    We are making improvements to our website to make it easier for you to find the information and support you need. As part of this, we are reviewing the structure of our balancing services area. We've put together a short exercise to help us understand where you would expect to find certain information. If you could spare 5 to 10 minutes to complete this, we'd really value your input.

    Take part in the balancing services review

    What is the opportunity?

    Businesses of all shapes and sizes can make money, reduce their bills and cut their carbon footprint by getting involved in DSR.

    This fast-growing market is all about using energy more intelligently. It provides flexibility that enables National Grid ESO to balance Britain’s electricity system cost-effectively, while our energy landscape changes rapidly. If your business has the flexibility to increase, decrease, or shift its electricity use, then the power is in your hands to take full advantage.

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    What is Demand Side Response?

    Demand Side Response simply involves businesses increasing, decreasing, or shifting their electricity use – in response to a signal – to help balance Britain’s electricity system. In return they receive strong financial incentives, lower their bills, reduce their carbon footprint and play an important role in the transition to a low carbon energy system. Participating in DSR makes perfect sense for any business that is serious about being environmentally responsible.

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    Why is DSR important for the energy industry?

    With more renewable generation – such as wind and solar – coming online we are seeing a requirement for increased system flexibility to balance the system, along with changes in where we can source flexibility and capacity.

    National Grid ESO believes that DSR and other forms of flexible technology, such as storage, can help to provide the capacity and flexibility needed to operate the electricity system in tomorrow’s world. So while this new reality creates challenges in operating the grid, it presents exciting opportunities for energy users.

    Power Responsive aims to make sure there is a level playing field for both supply side and demand side solutions in Britain’s energy markets – and to help businesses take full advantage of these opportunities.

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