Western Power Distribution (WPD) has launched a new domestic flexibility pilot, designed to enable customers to save money and help the DNO manage demand. Dubbed Sustain-H, the scheme differs from other flexibility services as it does not just ask providers to drop demand by a specific amount. Instead it asks them to drop to – or below – a pre-agreed level at a pre-agreed time, and remain at that level for four hours. Eight providers – Ecotricity, EDF and Octopus Energy, Kaluza, SMS, Stemy Energy, ev.energy and myenergi – have already signed up for the pilot, which is four times the number WPD had hoped for originally. Five of these will go live in November, whilst the final three will come online in March 2021.
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