The Government has today published it’s Smart systems and flexibility plan outlining 29 actions the government, Ofgem and industry will take to enable a smart, flexible energy system.

Commenting on the plan, David Hill, Commercial Director at Open Energi, said:

“Our current energy system was designed for an era of large, centralised fossil fuelled power stations. The digitalisation of energy represents a huge opportunity to create a cleaner, cheaper, smarter system, and transfer enormous value to consumers.

“We welcome Government proposals to accelerate this shift but meaningful policy changes are needed across energy markets – including balancing services, the capacity mechanism and wholesale energy markets – to ensure equal market access between incumbents and new technologies.

“Creating a level playing field for demand flexibility will help the most efficient solutions to emerge and unlock the benefits of technology innovation for the UK economy, businesses and consumers alike.”