UK Power Networks

UK Power Networks own and maintain electricity cables and lines across London, the South East and East of England and make sure power flows reliably, safely and securely. We are the UK's biggest electricity distributor, delivering power safely and reliably to over 8.4 million homes and businesses.
1,000+
Locations
500+ MW
Capacity sought
400+ MW
Demand turn-up

Notices

December 2, 2022
UK Power Networks is calling for 500+ MW of flexibility between Summer 2023 to Winter 25/26
UK Power Networks is calling for 500+ MW of flexibility between Summer 2023 to Winter 25/26

We have new DSO flexibility opportunities on Piclo Flex, now!

  • Flexibility is required across 1,000+ locations
  • Earn up to £600/MWh for demand reduction and £850/MWh for demand turn-up, depending on location

If you're a Flexible Service Provider looking to earn extra income, register your solutions via Piclo Flex 👉 https://picloflex.com/

You can find all the information you need on our flexibility hub here https://smartgrid.ukpowernetworks.co.uk/flexibility-hub/

What next?

Step 1

Create a Piclo Flex account and complete the Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) application.  If you haven't already, you’ll need to upload your solution data onto the Piclo Flex platform

Step 2

Submit your application. Complete the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire and upload to Piclo Flex platform by 31 January 2023.

We’ll be in touch to let you know if you’ve been pre-qualified by the end of February 2022. Those that successfully pass the pre-qualification stage can proceed to the Competition stage.

Read an overview of our requirements here and register for our webinar on 13th December here.

If you have any questions or would like to set up a 1-2-1 meeting with one of our team, email us at Flexibility@ukpowernetworks.co.uk.

May 25, 2022
UK Power Networks is calling for 292 MW of flexibility for the period Aug-22 to Aug-23
UK Power Networks is calling for 292 MW of flexibility for the period Aug-22 to Aug-23

New DSO flexibility opportunities on Piclo Flex, now!

  • Flexibility required across 113 locations
  • Utilisation payments up to £600/MWh depending on location

If you're a Flexible Service Provider looking to earn extra income, register your solutions via Piclo Flex 👉 https://picloflex.com/

You can find all the information you need on our flexibility hub here: https://smartgrid.ukpowernetworks.co.uk/flexibility-hub/

What next?

Step 1

Create a Piclo Flex account and complete the Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) application. If you haven't already, you'll need to upload your solution data onto the Piclo Flex platform

Step 2

Submit your application. Complete the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire and email this to Flexibility@ukpowernetworks.co.uk by Tuesday 31 May 2022.

We'll be in touch to let you know id you've been successful by the W/C 20 June 2022. Those that successfully pass the pre-qualification stage will be offered a contract.

If you have any questions or would like to set up a 1-2-1 meeting with one of our team, email us at Flexibility@ukpowernetworks.co.uk

What service are you procuring?

Demand Turn Up – Dynamic Services
Demand Reduction – Secure, Sustain and Dynamic Services

What are the metering requirements?

Each solution should have metering with half-hourly resolution or higher. Metering should meet the accuracy requirements of the relevant Code of Practice at the time of installation (https://www.elexon.co.uk/bsc-and-codes/bsc-related-documents/codes-of-practice/).

What will the baseline be?
There are a number of baselines established for different DER types for different services. The current baseline options are below.Intermittent generation (Demand turn-up/Generation turn-down sites only):

  • Secure/Dynamic: Last Observation
  • Sustain: N/A

Schedulable generation, Storage, DSR (all except domestic EV CPs):

  • Secure/Dynamic: Recent History
  • Sustain: Historic peak

Domestic EV CPs:

  • Secure/Dynamic: Recent History
  • Sustain: Home EV or Historic peak

Energy efficiency (and other enduring solutions):

  • Secure/Dynamic: N/A
  • Sustain: Historic peak

UK Power Networks may consider an alternative baseline to the baseline methodologies. More information is described in the Participation Guidance.

What revenues can I earn from participating?

The utilisation fee varies depending on the zone. Please refer to the revenue range spreadsheet which sets out the maximum utilisation fee by zone.

If you have any questions or need any help, please email: Flexibility@ukpowernetworks.co.uk


We are happy to arrange a dedicated surgery with any interested flexibility provider, please email: Flexibility@ukpowernetworks.co.uk


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