Demand Turn Up has been developed to allow demand side providers to increase demand (either through shifting consumption or reducing embedded generation) as an economic solution to managing excess renewable generation when demand for electricity is low.
Demand Turn Up is one ‘footroom’ service through which National Grid can manage situations of high generation and low demand. As renewable generation increases, so does our footroom requirement – in 2017, we expect this requirement to be 3-5 GW. This could be met through a number of solutions, including Demand Turn Up.
In 2017, the service will run for the duration of British Summer Time (BST) – 27th March to 28th October.
There are two availability windows:
Overnight window: every day 23:30-08:30 (March, April, May, September, October) / 23:30 – 09:00 (June, July, August)
Day service window: weekends and bank holiday 13:00-16:00
The periods in between availability windows are classed as ‘optional windows’, during which there is likely to be less requirement for Demand Turn Up, but providers can still declare themselves available for the service during this time for a utilisation payment only – see FAQs document for more detail.
The service will typically be despatch via email instruction several hours ahead of real time, depending on when the requirement is identified by National grid. Instructions will always be in line with the parameters a provider states they are capable of achieving.
For more details, contact:
Tel: 01926 654611
Webinar slides - November 2016
FAQs v4 - January 2017