The current UK power network is increasingly challenging to balance. At times of high volatility, National Grid needs additional flexible generation and demand to balance the system and avoid power outages. Firm Frequency Response (FFR) uses approved assets to quickly reduce demand or increase generation when there is a large deviation in system frequency.
Asset owners are rewarded for providing this service all year round, even it is never deployed.
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National Grid needs help when there are large deviations in system frequency caused by too much generation compared to demand or vice versa e.g. when a power station unexpectedly shuts down.. In such events to ensure that generation and demand can be quickly balanced to avoid blackouts, FFR uses approved assets to quickly reduce demand or increase generation
Flexible demand, generation and storage installed at commercial or industrial sites can all participate, provided they meet our minimum requirements. We will install and fund the technology to allow your equipment to be quickly, automatically and safely turned up or down for short periods of time. Businesses with suitable equipment with inherent flexibility. We are currently working with flexibility providers who have assets including batteries, heating and cooling systems, freezers and diesel generators.