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What is flexibility in energy?

23 February 2021

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+44 (0)7792 220 974
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Join our furry little friends as they take you through some of the big changes happening to our energy system.

“Flexibility” has been somewhat of an enigma for anyone not working directly on it. Whether for national balancing, local congestion relief or even the emerging opportunities offered through peer-to-peer trading, it’s a word which has been bounded around for quite some time. What’s more, with homes soon to become ‘mini power plants’ through their electric vehicles, heat-pumps, and domestic generation, customers will be able to more actively participate.

Our Open Networks project seeks to maximise the opportunities that flexibility offers to our networks, namely minimising reinforcements, reducing emissions and empowering customers. We’re firm in our belief that the more flexibility, the better for the energy system and the customers who use it. However, we’re conscious that as an emerging area there are some myths out there. Myths that our new furry little friends will be busting; check out our new video and see how we can all #BeMoreBeaver! 

  

About Energy Networks Association

We’re the industry body for the energy networks. Our members own and operate the wires and pipes which carry electricity and gas into your community, supporting our economy. The wires and pipes are the arteries of our economy, delivering energy to over 30 million homes and businesses across the UK and Ireland. To do this safely and reliably, the businesses which run the networks employ 45,000 people and have spent and invested over £60 billion in the last eight years.

Learn more about how the energy networks operate and who we represent.

Press contacts

ENA press office

+44 (0)7792 220 974
[email protected]