London, UK, 8th December – Piclo, the world’s leading flexibility marketplace provider, will be extending their partnership with National Grid in New York State to manage the procurement of their Vintage Year 2025 Term Dynamic Load Management (Term-DLM) and Auto Dynamic Load Management (Auto-DLM) Programme on Piclo Flex. Piclo will continue to deliver the existing Non-Wires Alternatives program on our marketplace for National Grid that was launched in 2022, with more competitions coming in early 2024.
National Grid’s demand response programs aim to increase system flexibility and reduce costs for customers of electricity. They play an integral role in supporting New York State’s nation-leading climate goals, including energy storage targets as outlined by the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act.
In order to reduce peak demand constraints and improve system reliability, National Grid is seeking over 100 MW of system-wide load relief solutions for Term-DLM across the state, as well as 9.39 MW of rapid load relief solutions for Auto-DLM, targeting specific locations at a local level — including Tonawanda, Rome, Cohoes, Albany, and Cobleskill/Howes Cave.
Qualified flexibility providers with the facility to decrease their electricity consumption or turn up generation and with a minimum of 50 kW aggregated capacity can participate in these competitions.
Bids must be submitted by the March 1, 2024 deadline. National Grid will notify bidders of their status by March 31, 2024, and accepted portfolios will commence participation on May 1, 2025. Interested providers must register on Piclo Flex to participate.
Visit National Grid’s Term-DLM and Auto-DLM Program Request for Proposals page to learn more.
John Bayard, Chief Commercial Officer of Piclo said:
“We are delighted to be trusted by National Grid to facilitate the procurement of their Term-DLM and Auto-DLM programmes in New York, in addition to the non-wires alternatives (NWAs) program through our Piclo Flex local flexibility market platform. This will create new opportunities for DERs to maximise revenue and help grid reliability.”
Since 2015, National Grid has offered demand response programs for both commercial and residential customers across its service regions to reduce overall electricity demand during times of peak electricity use, including the hottest days of summer — helping to ensure all customers have their power needs met when needed most.
Since 2018, Piclo Flex has been the industry standard for flexibility services enabling flex buyers (system operators) to source flexible electricity from flex sellers during times of high demand or low supply. To date, Piclo Flex has over 60,000 registered flexible assets representing 19GW of registered flex capacity, with flexibility contracts awarded totalling over $90m and 2.6GW+ of flexible capacity procured. Piclo Flex is the platform of choice in six global markets including the US, the UK, Ireland, Portugal, Italy, and Lithuania.
Click here to attend the pre-bid webinar including a Piclo flex demo on 14th December, 9:00 am - 10:00 am ET
National Grid (NYSE: NGG) is an electricity, natural gas, and clean energy delivery company serving more than 20 million people through our networks in New York and Massachusetts. National Grid is focused on building a smarter, stronger, cleaner energy future — transforming our networks with more reliable and resilient energy solutions to meet state climate goals and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
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Piclo’s mission is to decarbonise the grid. We develop software solutions that make our energy networks smarter, flexible and more sustainable. Piclo Max, our market access platform, enables flex sellers (such as EV and battery owners) to access all electricity markets from one place. Piclo Flex, our flexibility services marketplace, enables flex buyers (system operators) to source flexible electricity from flex sellers during times of high demand or low supply.
To date, Piclo has over 60,000 registered flexible assets representing 19GW of registered flex capacity, with flexibility contracts awarded totalling £74m and 2.6GW+ of flexible capacity procured.
Piclo Flex currently operates in six global markets: in the UK, supporting four Distribution System Operators (UK Power Networks, SP Energy Networks, Electricity North West and Northern Powergrid); and the Transmission System Operator (TSO) (the ESO); in Ireland (ESB Networks), Italy (E-Distribuzione), Portugal (E-REDES), Lithuania (Energijos Skirstymo Operatorius AB (ESO)), and in the United States in New York State (National Grid). Aside from its leading position in the UK, Piclo has a growing presence in Europe and the USA.
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