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.
292 MW across 113 locations
Flexibility sought
Aug '22 — Aug '23
Service period
Up to £600/MWh
Utilisation payment
We don't have a tender open at the moment, but you can still upload your assets to Piclo Flex. This means you'll be ready to go straight away when our next tender opens. To stay updated and get notified when our next tender begins, sign up to our flexibility mailing list here: Flexibility@ukpowernetworks.co.uk

Notices

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?

Dynamic Services

Do I need to declare how much capacity I have?

Flexibility Providers are able to vary the capacity they can deliver closer to real-time through Capability Declarations. For more details, please refer to the Participation Guidance, sections 4.1.2 and 3.4.

How does the utilisation fee work?

Providers will be paid for the energy (MWh) they deliver. Providers can set their utilisation fee monthly for the monthly month.

What time scales are you working to?

UKPN will send requests within-day or day-ahead. To pre-qualify, assets should be capable of full delivery within 120 minutes of an instruction.

How will I be notified that a dispatch instruction has been issued?

We are able to issue instructions by either email or an Application Programming Interface (API). Prior to sending the dispatch instruction, they will gather potential flexibility capacity and running time via the Capability Request.

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?

Flexibility Providers have a choice of baseline:

Recent history baseline

For a utilisation instruction on a weekday, the baseline is calculated as the average metered output across the five most recent weekdays preceding the Utilisation Instruction (excluding prior utilisation event days). The average is calculated for the time period defined in the Utilisation Instruction. For weekends, the two most recent weekend days will be used.

Last observation baseline

This baseline is defined as the average output of the Flexible Unit (FU) in the last full hour preceding a utilisation instruction

Alternative

We may consider an alternative baseline to the baseline methodologies described above. Alternative methods should be described within the PQQ. We may accept or reject the proposed method.

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: https://smartgrid.ukpowernetworks.co.uk/wp-
content/uploads/2022/04/Appendix-4-Revenue-Ranges-1.xlsx

If you have any questions, would like to arrange a 1-2-1 or would like to join our mailing list, please email Flexibility@ukpowernetworks.co.uk

We look forward to engaging with you