Our steering groups cover a wide range of key topics from market reform to creating a strategy for markets that support a net zero future. For more information on what's happening, read the summaries below.

Steering Group Summary - 7th April 2022

This Steering Group meeting focused on three key areas, the Distribution Networks ED2 Business Plans, the ESO’s dispatch transparency data and the revised Power Responsive Strategy.


The group heard how DNO’s were setting out ambitions to use flexibility to significantly reduce network reinforcement costs, increase their flexibility market offerings and move closer to real time procurement all whilst becoming more transparent throughout the ED2 period. The ESO presented their analysis on control room skip rate percentages and reasonings which led to an in-depth discussion around prevention and how inefficiencies can be tackled moving forwards whilst the Power Responsive team presented new strategy proposals such as working groups focused on demand side flexibility blockers and a review of the current Steering Group membership.

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Steering Group Meeting - 9th December 2021

This Steering Group meeting focused on whether the environmental impact from a Balancing Services Provider should contribute to flexibility market auctions, tenders, and control room decisions across ESO markets. The group then had an overview of the current Power Responsive Strategy and a discussion was held on how to refresh the strategy for 2022 and beyond considering future events strategies and areas of focus within the DSR community.

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Steering Group Meeting – 30th July 2021

This Steering Group meeting focused on the Future System Operator consultation and Flexibility Platforms. The group had an overview from BEIS on the FSO consultation which looks at the UK System Operator becoming independent and heard from distribution networks on the current and future use cases and benefits from market platforms which was followed by an in-depth group discussion.

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Steering Group Meeting – 30th April 2021

Power Responsive’s 22nd Steering Group meeting took place in April 2021.

This Steering Group meeting focused on market reform up to 2050. The group explored Challenging Ideas’ Re-costing Energy Project and the ESO’s Net Zero Market Reform Project which look to create a clear strategy for markets that support a net zero future. This was then followed by an overview of Power Responsive priorities and activities for the next 12 months along with BEIS and Ofgem’s horizon scans.

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Steering Group Meeting – 21st January 2021

Power Responsive’s 21st Steering Group meeting took place in January 2021. Discussions focused on code modifications that address the specific actions from the Energy Emergency Executive Committee (E3C) and Ofgem final reports into the power outage of 9th August 2019, and the development of a new Reserve Product via the Reserve Reform Project which is underway.

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