Commenting on National Grid’s Product Roadmap for Frequency Response and Reserve, published today, Sebastian Blake, Commercial Manager at Open Energi, said:

“Open Energi welcome National Grid’s Product Roadmap which clarifies expected changes to frequency response procurement in 2018. We are pleased to see National Grid’s commitment to reviewing testing requirements and the move to more real-time procurement which should enable greater participation from distributed technologies.

“The introduction of a week-ahead auction is a step in the right direction and we would stress the importance of moving to a day-ahead auction as quickly as possible, a stated aim. Given real-time frequency response procurement is a market currently only open to large generation this is essential to create a level playing field.”