“We are delighted to extend both our market leadership in the GB Capacity Market and our offer of a guaranteed long-term revenue stream for our British customers with this award. We are excited to leverage our Virtual Power Plant capabilities to enable business contribution to the decarbonisation of the UK’s grid system while also making their own operations more cost-effective and resilient.”
This result follows the GB Capacity Market T-1 auction result, which was finalised on 12th March, for delivery starting 1st October 2021, where Enel X secured an additional 229 MW (derated) at a record high price. That auction saw a sizeable increase in awards to renewable and flexible assets, such as batteries, supporting Great Britain’s ambitious grid system decarbonisation.
Demand side response pays large industrial and commercial energy consumers, such as manufacturers, data centres, and commercial real estate companies, for adjusting their energy consumption to alleviate electricity grid system stress. The GB Capacity Market pays users year-round for simply being on standby, ready to respond in the event of a rare grid emergency event.
Enel X has provided DSR services to Great Britain’s electricity system since 2009, and currently holds the leading position in DSR programs worldwide, with over 6 GW of capacity currently managed in the Americas, Europe, Asia and Oceania. In addition to demand side response aggregation services, Enel X also offers solutions that help businesses manage their energy better, including comprehensive procurement advisory and electric vehicle charging solutions.
Enel X is Enel Group’s global business line offering services that accelerate innovation and drive the energy transition. A global leader in the advanced energy solution sector, Enel X manages services such as demand side response for around 6 GW of total capacity at global level and 124 MW of storage capacity installed worldwide, as well as around 175,000 public and private electric vehicle charging points made available around the globe. Through its advanced solutions, including energy management, financial services and electric mobility, Enel X provides each partner with an intuitive, personalised ecosystem of tech platforms and consulting services, focusing on sustainability and circular economy principles in order to provide people, communities, institutions and companies with an alternative model that respects the environment and integrates technological innovation into daily life. Each solution has the power to turn decarbonisation, electrification and digitalisation goals into sustainable actions for everyone, in order to build a more sustainable and efficient world together.