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Balancing services & revenue programmes

Balancing services and grid revenue programmes

Creating new opportunities for businesses

What are balancing services and grid revenue programmes?

Balancing services are the mechanisms in place to ensure the grid comfortably operates between 49.5 and 50.5 Hz.

To successfully implement balancing services, National Grid incentivises energy intensive companies with additional revenues for adjusting their power consumption. These adjustments must happen at the point the frequency deviates from the set parameters, to accommodate fluctuations in the supply and demand of electricity on the grid.

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Financial benefits with absolute peace of mind

The financial and operational benefits for participating companies can be very significant, with sums of up to £100,000 for every megawatt (MW) of average onsite energy consumption.

These mechanisms are good news for industry, and for energy intensive commercial businesses. They offer a generous, long-term additional income stream to companies that are willing to participate. All the while, by working with technology and engineering experts like GridBeyond, your business can enjoy absolute peace of mind that your operations will remain uninterrupted.

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Why participate?

When working with technology and engineering experts, you can look forward to:

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Optimised returns

When participating in demand side response, balancing services and grid revenue programmes with GridBeyond, you immediately gain access to the most lucrative programmes via our hybrid battery and demand network.

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No risk to operations

As energy technology leaders and experts in engineering, our high-end platform ensures that your equipment parameters are strictly adhered to, eliminating risk to operations.

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Holistic approach

Our holistic approach to participation starts at the bottom with the assets. By starting here, we can advise on the most suitable programmes for your site and fully understand the parameters of your equipment before connecting to the platform.

We do all the hard work for you

When working with GridBeyond, you need not worry about hassle.

We provide detailed audit results and proposals for internal buy-in, involve your third party equipment suppliers and maintenance companies where necessary, take care of the hardware and software installation, as well as the online energy intelligence systems, and the day-to-day operations of the platform. All without any upfront costs to your business.

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How to participate in 5 simple steps:

1. Identify assets & define responses

Our highly qualified engineers will identify your suitable assets and establish the parameters of responses.

 

2. Bespoke customer journey plan

Our team will develop a bespoke plan, from proposal to installation, third party requirements, and delivery of revenues and savings year after year.

 

3. Installation

Our asset-first approach means that our highly qualified engineers install and test the solution. All with no capital outlay on your part.

 

4. Real-time response

Once testing is complete, we’ll connect your site directly to our hybrid battery and demand side network to enable your participation without impact on operations.

 

5. Reward

Within one month, clients will start receiving payments from the grid, and see savings from their next energy bill.

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Our services

Balancing services are the mechanisms in place to ensure the grid comfortably operates between 49.5 and 50.5 Hz.

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Firm Frequency Response

Firm Frequency Response is split into 2 types of programme: Dynamic Frequency Response (DFR) and Static Frequency Response (SFR).

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Capacity Market

Under the capacity market, generators and certain consumers receive a payment for delivering an agreed amount of power onto the grid, or reducing their demand from the grid, when there is a ‘System Stress Event’.

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Brakes Group

Brakes Group is the largest food service operator in the UK, with further operations across Ireland, France and Sweden, delivering over 1 million cases daily.

With £300,000 in project returns every year, Brakes has integrated demand side response strategies throughout its sustainability agenda.

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Brakes Group is totally committed to our Corporate Responsibility (CR) strategy – safeguarding the future for generations to come is part of our corporate DNA.

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Brakes Group

Ready to transform your energy demand into opportunity?

Discover how we can help you to find your energy flexibility.

Book a 20 minute informal assessment to determine whether your organisation is eligible. Our energy experts will explain the process in a little more detail and answer any questions you may have.