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There are a range of National Grid services that DSR participants can tender into depending on their operations and assets. At Energy HQ, npower Business Solutions, we offer access to the following services:
Static Firm Frequency Response (FFR) is triggered when grid frequency drops below a specific threshold (49.7Hz). Participating in Static FFR provides you with the potential to create additional revenue from structured fees in the form of both availability and nomination payments.
Dynamic Firm Frequency Response (FFR) is where continuous rapid response is delivered for all frequency variations within the normal grid operating range of 49.5 to 50.5 Hz, to help keep the electricity system within a target frequency. Participating in Dynamic FFR provides you with the potential to create additional revenue from structured fees in the form of availability and nomination payments.
Participating in National Grid's Short Term Operating Reserve (STOR) scheme delivers the potential to create additional revenue from structured fees in the form of both availability and utilisation payments.
The Capacity Market (CM) aims to ensure there is sufficient capacity during times of network stress by making a monthly £/MW payment to participants who make capacity available to National Grid. When the margin between generation and demand gets tight, a Capacity Market notice will be issued by National Grid and, if a stress event (a national shortage of generation resources) looks likely, we will instruct you to respond.
In partnership with the Association for Decentralised Energy, npower Business Solutions is proud to be a founding member of the Flex Assure Code of Conduct. Only DSR aggregators with high standards of customer service and technical diligence can become members of Flex Assure, setting the industry standard in credibility and responsibility.