Posted on: 21/05/2019
The Association for Distributed Energy (ADE) has launched 'Flex Assure', a code of conduct and compliance scheme for companies offering demand-side response (DSR).
The new voluntary membership scheme is open to all DSR aggregators and licensed energy suppliers offering DSR services.
It sets common standards across the industry and is designed to make it easier for industrial and commercial customers to access the revenue these new energy services can provide.
A sixth of the UK’s peak electricity requirement – or 9.8GW – could be provided by businesses being flexible in their energy demand, which could save UK energy consumers £600 million by 2020 and £2.3 billion by 2035, according to the ADE’s figures.
New revenue streams
John Bryant, Director of Business Development at the ADE, said: “Businesses have the opportunity to benefit from the energy system’s zero carbon transformation, securing new revenue while helping to deliver our low-carbon ambitions."
“Flex Assure, going live so soon after the Committee on Climate Change’s Net Zero report, will be an important tool for setting industry-wide standards, supporting businesses as they increase their participation in the demand side response market, and accommodating more renewable energy to meet our decarbonisation targets at least cost."
"The aggregators who are participating in Flex Assure are highlighting to their customers, and potential customers, that they are committed to meeting the high standards set by the scheme.”