Firm Frequency Response (FFR)

The need

The current UK power network is becoming increasingly challenging to balance. At times of high volatility, National Grid needs additional flexible generation and demand to balance the system and avoid power outages. Firm Frequency Response (FFR) uses approved assets to quickly reduce demand or increase generation when there is a large deviation in system frequency.

Asset owners are rewarded for providing this service all year round, even it is never deployed.

What’s in it for you?

  • Gain a new and recurring monthly revenue stream by participating
  • Guaranteed payment, even if there are no frequency events
  • Receive detailed data on your energy consumption
  • No hassle to manage the service, we will provide 24/7 real time flexibility management
  • Minimum disruption to your business

I’m interested, what’s next?

Let’s have a chat and see how we can help you.

OK, let’s go

More information about Firm Frequency Response

National Grid needs help when there are large deviations in system frequency caused by too much generation compared to demand or vice versa e.g. when a power station unexpectedly shuts down. In such events,to ensure that generation and demand can be quickly balanced to avoid blackouts, FFR uses approved assets to quickly reduce demand or increase generation

Who can join?

Flexible demand, generation and storage installed at commercial or industrial sites can all participate, providing they meet our minimum requirements. We will install and fund the technology to allow your equipment to be quickly, automatically and safely turned up or down for short periods of time. Businesses with suitable equipment with inherent flexibility. We are currently working with flexibility providers who have assets including batteries, heating and cooling systems, freezers and diesel generators.

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