National Grid launch "Distributed Resource Desk" to boost flexibility & open market to small provide

National Grid launch "Distributed Resource Desk" to boost flexibility & open market to small provide

  • January 25, 2019
 

National Grid has launched a new "Distributed Resource Desk" in its control room, enabling the Electricity System Operator (ESO) to allow smaller market players to participate much faster.

Through this, the grid will more easily tap into renewable energy; generated and stored by asset owners.

The new communication system will increase access to clean energy while ensuring that the grid stays balanced.

The desk enables the ESO’s power system engineers to issue instructions to smaller power generators, battery storage operators and demand side response (DSR) providers quicker than before, building on National Grid’s opening up of the Balancing Mechanism market last year.

 

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