The development of DNO flexibility services to fit within the existing UK market for ancillary services.
Conference nameCIRED 2019
Conference date3-6 June 2019
Conference locationMadrid, Spain
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AuthorsWatson, Matthew, Western Power Distribution, United Kingdom
Swandells, Gary, Smart Grid Consultancy, United Kingdom
Hey, Roger, Western Power Distribution, United Kingdom
AbstractThis paper describes the development of Distribution Network Operator (DNO) flexibility services to fit within the UK market for ancillary services developed as part of Western Power Distribution’s (WPD) Entire Network Innovation Allowance project. The paper covers the development on the network use-cases; the development of commercial services, the systems deployed, the participant recruitment process, and the operational trials to date. These sections show services which have been well received, with high interest and good reliability. However the conversion of interest into contracted units proved difficult due to the level of change in the UK ancillary service market as well as trial fatigue from previous DNO trials which have not been carried forward. As such WPD has committed to the continuation of such services beyond the trial as well as the provision of improved information to the market.
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