As we transition away from fossil fuels and towards renewable sources of energy, the National Grid faces a significant challenge in balancing increasing demand with intermittent supply. That's where Demand Side Response (DSR) comes in. By flexing energy demand in response to signals from the wholesale market or the National Grid, consumers can see significant rewards, all without impacting operations.

At Energy HQ we developed our DSR capabilities in-house to be seamlessly integrated into a single proposition with supply and PPA contracts bespoke to each customer, giving one overarching view and one point of contact. Our demand management services support customers through a range of methods and assets to deliver an entire solution from initial scoping to asset operation and value maximisation. We guide our customers through an ever changing regulatory landscape to mitigate possible risks and capitalise on emerging opportunities.

Contact our DSR experts at Energy HQ via EnergyHQ@npower.com or by calling 0800 644 6135, to find out more about our service.

Benefits of DSR

1. Reduce costs and earn revenue

  • The largest energy transmission and distribution charges are based on consumption levels at peak times. However, by participating in DSR, you can import less during peak periods, significantly reducing these charges
  • When you reduce the level of power you are importing, you can sell back the volume you have already purchased – but are not using – at peak market prices. This can provide a valuable source of income throughout the year
  • Depending on the nature of your operation and generation assets, it is possible to participate in appropriate National Grid balancing schemes, which pay you to help maintain the frequency of the National Grid. These range from Short-Term Operating Reserve (STOR) to Firm Frequency Response (FFR) services
  • Ease the pressure on your margins by reducing your energy costs and grow your competitive advantage in the process

 

2. Security of Supply

  • By running your on-site generation assets more regularly, you can be confident they will be well maintained and fully functioning and therefore better able to respond when you need them most
  • Future-proof your energy spend against prospective cost increases through maximising your flexibility and generation
  • Future-proof your spend against the unavoidable cost impact of the energy system’s transition from fossil fuels to renewable forms of generation


3. Environmental Benefits

  • Help the UK reduce dependence on fossil fuels by facilitating flexibility to support growth in wind and solar generation
  • Participate in the evolution from our traditional centralised energy model to a future decentralised smart system

 

Demand Side Response

Demand Side Response (DSR) is now opening up to business consumers and smaller generators.

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To find out how Energy HQ could benefit your business, please call 0800 644 6135