22 May 2024

North West

Electricity North West announces spring flexibility tender, expanding opportunities and highlighting network efficiency success

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Electricity North West has secured £20 million in deferred network reinforcements over the past 12 months through flexibility contracts.

Building upon this success, the power network operator for the North West has launched its 2024 spring tender for flexibility services. 

"Our spring flexibility tender reflects our commitment to a more inclusive and accessible flexibility market," said Ben Grunfeld, strategy and growth director at Electricity North West.

"We are seeking significant capacity from across the North West, and we are making it easier for flexibility providers to participate through industry-leading platforms like ElectronConnect and Piclo Max." 

This latest tender has a broader mandate and offers a more streamlined process for participation compared to the previous tender. The key highlights are:  

  • Electricity North West is seeking 486MW of flexibility across 29 Locations in Cumbria, Lancashire and Greater Manchester. 
  • Participation offers access to a combined revenue of over £7 million over a four-year period. 
  • The tender is now available on both ElectronConnect and Piclo Max, providing multiple avenues to participate and greater visibility. 

Building on the foundation set through previous tenders, this latest call for flexibility services marks a pivotal step in adapting to the changing dynamics of energy consumption, generation, and trading.

Flexibility services, which offer a smarter, more efficient alternative to traditional network reinforcements, are set to play a crucial role in managing energy demand and supply effectively across the North West. 

Full details on the spring tender, including the interactive flexibility map showcasing our latest requirements and the ability to book a one-on-one discussion, can be found Electricity North West’s website: Latest Requirement - Flexible Services.